Coarsegold man convicted of felony vandalism

A Coarsegold man has been convicted of felony vandalism for severely damaging a Pacific Gas & Electric Company facility when he cut and stole wires last July.

Nicholas Trowbridge, 32, will spend two years in Madera County Jail for vandalizing the building in Coarsegold, which needed expensive repairs following his actions.

District Attorney David Linn praised the efforts of the Madera County Sheriff’s Department, Ag Crimes Detective Adam McEwen, and PG&E Senior Security Investigator Del Unruh for their investigation in this case.

“This is an example of law enforcement, private companies, and the District Attorney’s Office working together to solve crime and protect the citizens of Madera County,” Linn said.

The office’s Agricultural and Water Crimes Task Force, headed by Supervising Deputy District Attorney Todd Spangler, prosecuted the case.

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