Geneva police arrested Ivan Gonzalez, 32, of Aurora around 9:31 a.m. March 1 on charges of theft under $300 for taking about 1,000 pounds of scrap metal from Allied Rivet, 1172 Commerce Dr. in Geneva.
Police determined that there was also a warrant out for Gonzalez' arrest issued by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office for failure to pay a fine and failure to appear for a violation of driving without a license or seat belt.
On Feb. 13, an employee exiting from the southwest side of the business told police he saw a vehicle pulling a white, open-style trailer leaving the access drive and saw pieces of scrap metal on the ground and inside the trailer.
The report said the scrap metal was valued at less than $500.
ed that just two days earlier in Batavia, about 2,800 pounds of scrap metal was stolen by an unknown offender at , 900 Paramount Pkwy. The stolen property was valued at an estimated $300, according to .
Scrap metal thievery is a , not only in the Tri-Cities but throughout the United State and internationally.