Scottsdale police report that in the past nine months they have received over 80 reports of water backflow preventer thefts, according to police documents.
Of the incident, 33 happened since May. On July 30, police got a tip identifying year-old John William Rowland as a possible suspect, court paperwork said.
On Aug. Police followed as Rowland went to a recycling center to receive payment for the stolen items, court documents said.
Workers there reportedly told police that Rowland had been coming in once or twice a month for the past year. Upon his arrest, police allegedly found bolt cutters, pipe cutters and four backflow preventers in the trunk of his car. Police say the investigation is ongoing.
It's possible there are other victims and Rowland may face additional charges. Report a typo. Would you like to receive local news notifications on your desktop?Sexy Women Want Sex Tonight Black River Falls
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A man is accused of stealing dozens of backflow prevention devices in the Scottsdale area. At one place, Rowland left water spraying 25 feet in the air, court paperwork said.
Rowland has been charged with trafficking in stolen property. Start your day with ABC15 Mornings.