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Belmont Man Arrested for Burglary at Site of Apple 2 Campus

Sheriff's deputies say Glenn Cartwright, 56, was stealing copper tubing and wiring from the walls of old buildings formerly owned by Hewlett-Packard in Cupertino.

56-year old Glenn Cartwright from Belmont. Credit: SCCSO
56-year old Glenn Cartwright from Belmont. Credit: SCCSO
By Bay City News

A Belmont man was arrested Saturday in the theft of copper pipes
and wiring from a former Hewlett-Packard Corp. property in Cupertino where
Apple Corp. is planning its Apple 2 campus, a sheriff's sergeant said.
           
Glenn Cartwright, 56, was booked on Saturday into the Santa Clara
County Main Jail following his arrest on suspicion of burglary and possession
of burglary tools, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup
said.
           
Cartwright was later released on $11,000 bail, Stenderup said.
           
At about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Apple's property in the 19000 block of Pruneridge Avenue in Cupertino based
on a report by security guards about a burglary in progress, Stenderup said.
           
Apple security had noticed that a gate to the fenced-off former
Hewlett-Packard office site was opened about two hours after they had last
checked to make sure it was closed, Stenderup said.
           
The security guards believed that someone was still on the property, Stenderup said.
           
Deputies called a sheriff's department helicopter to fly overhead and enlisted help from the city of Santa Clara's K-9 unit to assist in the searching the property, Stenderup said.
           
A police dog later located Cartwright hiding in the bushes and after he refused to comply with orders from authorities to come out, the dog was released and bit him before his arrest, Stenderup said.
           
Deputies nearby found some copper tubing and wiring that had been yanked out of the walls from old buildings formerly owned by Hewlett-Packard,
Stenderup said.
           
"It was piled up in a way that he was going to move it to a car or something," Stenderup said.
           
Cartwright was treated for the dog bite at a local hospital before deputies brought him to the jail for booking, according to Stenderup.
           
Apple has slated the former Hewlett-Packard buildings for demolition to make way for its planned new campus, he said.
           
On Oct. 15, the Cupertino City Council voted to approve Cupertino-based Apple's plan to build its 3.7 million-square-foot Apple 2 campus for about 12,000 employees, including a massive 60-foot-high circular building nicknamed the "spaceship."
           
The project, to be built on the 176-acre former Hewlett-Packard campus, is set to be completed by around mid-2016.

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pearl December 03, 2013 at 09:31 AM
Gotta LUV those police dogs. They get my vote any day. ; )
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) December 03, 2013 at 11:03 AM
I'm with you Pearl. And did you know Belmont will soon have a new K9 officer? The dog, a German shepherd named Kilo, is in the final stages of training and will be on patrol in Belmont in the next few months.

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