(Press Release) At about 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, Clovis Police arrested 48-year-old Jack Alford during a traffic stop at Shaw and McKelvy. Officers had been looking for Alford since he was identified as the man yanking copper wire out of a pole in the area of Sunnyside and Tollhouse Monday. The suspect fled the area and left the wire behind, but not before causing thousands of dollars in damage.
A probation check of his home revealed a flashlight, pair of wire strippers and a pair of gloves stored in a backpack. Witness photos reveal he had the backpack with him at the time of the attempted theft. Officers booked Alford for felony vandalism, and transported him to the Fresno County Jail late Tuesday morning.