A Pearl River man wanted in connection with the thefts for more than $1,600 worth of copper wire from a home improvement store was arrested Monday morning, according to Orangetown Police.
Matthew Mullen, 34, of 77 Lark St., Pearl River, was arrested on a warrant at Orangetown Police Headquarters at 9:48 a.m., police said, in connection with several 2012 incidents at the Lowe's store, 206 Route 303, Orangeburg.
Mullen is accused of taking $620 worth of wire from the store on Nov. 24, $482 worth of wire on Dec. 22 and $656 worth of wire on Dec. 26. Police said Mullen also attempted to leave the store without paying for copper wire on Nov. 21 and Dec. 14 but was stopped by store employees.
He is accused of three counts of petty larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He faces a hearing in Orangetown Town Court.