Fremont resident charged with intent to make destructive device

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FREMONT, Calif. (KRON) — A 46-year-old Fremont resident has been charged with vandalism with intent to make a destructive device, the Fremont Police Department said in a news release Friday.

The FPD said it investigated several incidents of vandalism in September where electrical wires, including telephone lines, were cut in a residential area of ​​Fremont. They eventually identified Roshan Patel as a suspect in at least two of those cases.

Damage caused during the vandalism incidents resulted in $300,000 in damages for Comcast/Xfinity, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. The FPD said that during each incident, several thousand residents were unable to access the internet or make phone calls, including 911.

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Patel was arrested on September 28. During the search warrant served on his home, law enforcement recovered several items that were determined to be materials used to make explosive devices. A search of his electronic devices found information on how to build explosive devices.

If you have any information regarding this case, you can contact Detective Travis Macdonald at 510-790-6900 or email [email protected]

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