Three arrests were made in Garden Grove on Monday, July 16 for commercial burglary of wire scraps from a building site for a future Vietnam War Museum. Because of recurring break-ins, vandalism, and theft at the location on 13650 Harbor Blvd., it has been under frequent watch by the Garden Grove Police Department.
According to the GGPD, on a routine patrol past the future museum, Officer James Holder noticed two bicycles chained to the fence on the north side of the building. While parking his vehicle, Holder noticed a man walking towards the back of the building. When he followed the suspect, Holder found the man removing wire scraps from a box near the bay door.
On his way to take the suspect into custody, Holder heard noises coming from a small room inside the main building. Inside the room, two more suspects were found stripping wire from inside the walls of the main building. The suspects, Jacob Morante Jacob, Usman Mustapha, and Gregory Ferrel were arrested for stripping wire with the intent of recycling it for money.
The three suspects were booked into Orange County with a burglary charge. Holder did not find any additional damage or theft to the building, however this location will continue to be patrolled by police.