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Glendale men tampered with home meters to lower utility bills, police say

May 4, 2011 |  8:02 am

Two men were arrested Tuesday on charges that they stole more than $10,000 worth of water and power at their Glendale homes.

Glendale Water & Power crews became suspicious of activity at the Verdugo Woodlands-area homes of  Boris Nazaryan, 46, and Gagik Aslanian, 55, when they noticed electricity and water use had drastically fallen off, officials said.

An investigation revealed that Nazaryan had allegedly altered meters to steal more than $3,300 in utilities at his home in the 1800 block of Lockwood Road, police said.

A similar drop-off was seen at Aslanian's home in the 2900 block of Marcia Road, police said. Crews reported that a meter had been rewired to prevent accurate tracking of electricity use and more than $6,900 worth of utility service was stolen, police said.

Read the full story: Men arrested in electricty, water theft

-- Vernonica Rocha, Glendale News-Press / Times Community News