A Palm Desert man has been arrested for stealing copper sheets from the Rancho Mirage Library and then selling them to a recyclcing business.
45-year-old Steven Cain was arrested on Thursday in connection to the July 2nd robbery.
According to Sgt. Tom Brewster, Sheriff's deputies received information from a metal recycling business in Banning that a man had sold sheets of copper at the business.
Investigators confirmed the copper sold to the recycling business fit the description and size of the copper sheets stolen from the library.
The person who sold the copper was identified as Cain, who was contacted and arrested at his residence in Palm Desert for selling the stolen copper to the business in Banning. Further investigation by deputies implicated Cain in the grand theft and felony vandalism to the Rancho Mirage City Library.
Steven Cain was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio for grand theft, felony vandalism, possession of stolen property, and commercial burglary. Cain remains in custody with bail set at $5,000.