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North County Copper Thief Gets 310 Days in Custody

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A man who stole brass plumbing parts across North County to sell for cash was sentenced today to 310 days in custody.

Michael Tracey Welton, 48, pleaded guilty last month to three counts of felony vandalism and a misdemeanor count of being under the influence of a controlled substance, according to jail records.

Welton, a Vista resident, was arrested March 31 in Escondido. Police said Welton stole backflow devices to sell to recycling companies for cash. Backflow devices are used in all homes and businesses to keep dirty water from flowing back into a community's water supply.

—City News Service

Steven Oathkeeper May 13, 2014 at 01:30 PM
cut off his hands that is the way this country is heading anyways.
yourusmcboyelvises May 14, 2014 at 08:12 PM
you got that right from this stupid muslim presidency that wants to destroy everything amerika.

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