3 Men Accused Of Stealing Candy In Fresno Area

Fresno authorities have found all the candy and the suspects who stole it from a clubhouse at a little league field. The men who were accused of taking the candy had a trail that led back to the clubhouse that they stole the candy from. The candy that was stolen was something that the little league needed to sell for proceeds and to help the kids have a snack after games. It is rare that kids are going to be stolen from like this, but the little league had it happen.

Candy

The thieves got away with a lot of candy, but they did not steal anything else. It was very good luck that there was no one there when the robbery happened, but the men were still caught based on basic evidence that was found at the scene. Anyone who had information was willing to call in, and they used all that information to find the people who actually did the theft. This is something that troubled the people in Fresno because they did not believe that they would have anything like this happen.

The Fresno area was shaken by the theft because it was so close to the kids in the area, and it is something that the little league was not aware of when they were coming in for practice. It became something that the people in the area were not able to cope with, and it was something that had to be solved quickly so that people would not think that the little league clubhouses were fair game.

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Fresno, CA’s Water Problem

“If I ran a bath in the bathtub,” reports Karen Micheli, “It would just be orange.”

Karen Micheli lives with her husband Michael on Heather Drive in Fresno California. The Micheli couple thought the strange color was connected to a home water glitch, never dreaming that it might involve a city water supply switch from pumped groundwater to surface water.

Suspicions

The Michelis became suspicious when a neighbor posted a question for an online community bulletin board about discolored water. Did anyone else have the problem?

Complaints soon reached bulletin overload, 12 years after the surface-water plant began to function.

Lead content

Water testing was the first step. Discolored water from 260 residents revealed unsafe positive levels for lead in 40 homes. Federal standards require less than 15 parts per billion lead levels to be safe.

The homes with unsafe water could be a lot higher, but Thomas Esqueda, director of the town’s Public Utilities Department says “this is who’s calling us,” referring to the reports on hand.

California Renovations

The Michelis, alarmed and tired of the long investigation, tore up walls and floors in their home and replaced galvanized piping with PVC. The cost was nearly $6000, not counting the construction remodeling that had to occur with the plumbing. They feel that if lead had leached into their former galvanized piping, replacement of pipes was the only safe solution.

Karen Micheli expressed concern for young people who can not afford such renovations. Many of these people depend upon a short-term California car title loan to cover expenses, or simply do without needed items.

“I don’t know what they’re going to do,” she says. “There are a lot of young families out there with young children who can’t afford it.”

Effects on water pipes

Pipes react to new water supplies, such as the surface water pumping, in various ways. Water chemistry can weaken or dissolve previously hardened scale of mineral or lead into the drinking water.

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