Fresno police asked Thursday for the public's help finding a 19-year-old man suspected of a recent string of metal thefts on Fresno Unified School District campuses that caused $35,000 in damages.
Police said Javier Miramontes Lopez is wanted for felony vandalism and grand theft. He is believed to have hit five schools in southeast Fresno -- Roosevelt High and Ewing, Winchell, Lane and Leavenworth elementary schools -- taking copper wire and metal parts from air conditioner units.
Police said Lopez is known to ride a black mountain bike with an attached bike trailer which he uses to carry burglary tools and stolen property. He was spotted on surveillance video during the theft at Winchell on Jan. 1.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Donnie Dinnell at (559) 621-6334. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at (559) 621-STOP for up to $1,000 in reward money for information leading to an arrest.