Suspect Arrested for Diesel Fuel Theft From Menifee Construction Site

Yesterday Menifee Police arrested 41 year old David Alan Box from Lake Elsinore after observing him ...

Yesterday Menifee Police arrested 41 year old David Alan Box from Lake Elsinore after observing him pumping diesel fuel from of a forklift into a 300 gallon fuel cell in the bed of his pickup truck at a construction site on the corner of Railroad Canyon Rd and Normandy Road.

Box was charged with theft of diesel fuel, possession of stolen property, and violation of a court imposed probation for previous fuel thefts, and booked into the Southwest Jail. His white 1991 Ford F-250 pick-up truck, along with fuel tank, was impounded.

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Metal theft, construction equipment thefts, and fuel thefts are on the rise according to Menifee Police Department's Special Enforcement Team. To combat the recent increases, the Department has stepped up its efforts.

Anyone with any additional information about the suspect or any persons working in conjunction to engage in the theft of diesel fuel from construction equipment or semi-trucks is encouraged to contact the Special Enforcement Team at (951) 210-1000.

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