GLENDALE — Two men were arrested Tuesday on charges that they stole more than $10,000 worth of water and power at two homes, officials said.
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Glendale police arrested the men — Boris Nazaryan, 46, and Gagik Aslanian, 55 — on warrants issued as a result of the theft charges, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
“Utility theft, unfortunately, is a common issue for any utility company throughout California,” he said.
Glendale Water & Power crews became suspicious of activity at two Verdugo Woodlands-area homes when they noticed electricity and water use had been drastically reduced, officials said.
Crews began investigating the reductions and discovered that Nazaryan allegedly altered meters to steal more than $3,300 in utilities at his home in the 1800 block of Lockwood Road, police said.
The same utility reductions were seen at Aslanian's home in the 2900 block of Marcia Road, police said.