Following a string of six break-in burglaries at the Southern California Edison plant at 5027 Gabbert Rd. in Moorpark in November and December. The suspects cut the chain-link fence to gain entry, then stole wire containing copper, according to the Moorpark Police Dept. SCE estimates the loss to the company at more than $100,000.
Moorpark Police detectives conducting surveillance at the plant watched three suspects cut the chain-link fence on January 22 at about 3:30 a.m. and enter the grounds where they remained for an hour.
Detectives watched the suspects emerge with wiring and get in a vehicle. Moorpark Police patrol units immediately apprehended the suspects. About $25,000 in copper wire was recovered from the vehicle.
Paul Kornish, 41, of Sun Valley; Robert Meskill, 31, of Sunland; and Jeffrey Denuccio, 23, of Saugus, were arrested for commercial burglary and conspiracy. Meskill and Denuccio were held on $20,000 bail. Kornish was also arrested for an existing parole making him ineligble for parole, according to police.