$250,000 Reward Offered In Vandalism Of San Jose AT&T Wires

Posted: April 18, 2013 in Opportunity

CBS San Francisco

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Phone service has been restored in the South Bay on Wednesday after being disrupted Tuesday when vandals cut underground fiber optic cables south of San Jose.

AT&T is offering a $250,000 reward in the case, in which someone cut cables in two locations along Monterey Highway shortly before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

The vandalism occurred minutes before someone shot a rifle at a PG&E transmission substation near Metcalf Road and Monterey Highway around 1:46 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

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Around 3:45 a.m., PG&E notified the sheriff’s office that someone had breached the substation’s security fence, several transformers had been damaged and hazardous liquid had spilled, sheriff’s office spokesman Deputy Kurtis Stenderup said.

“The damage was caused by multiple gunshots from a high-powered rifle,” Stenderup said.

Matt Naumann, a spokesman for PG&E, said…

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