Anza Electric Cooperative is issuing a warning to Anza and Aguanga area residents concerning a recent rash of vandalism and theft committed on local resident's panels and equipment.
We are aware that several of our Member's homes and businesses have been vandalized with the apparent purpose of stealing copper wire to cash in for scrap value. We are working closely with law enforcement to provide as much evidence from each scene as possible.
AEC members are strongly urged to be alert and aware of any suspicious behavior in their neighborhoods, and to report such behavior to Riverside County Sheriff's office immediately. Further, anyone victimized should not approach the equipment due to the shock and fire hazard.
Please contact AEC at anytime and we will dispatch crews immediately to make the damaged equipment safe and, if possible, return service quickly. We also ask that anyone who witnesses such illegal behavior to let us know.