Two suspects who allegedly along downtown streets have been identified.
Bruce Ray Schockley, 49, and Marisa Ann Delmonico, 36, were arrested on suspicion of resisting officers, grand theft of property, receiving stolen property and possessing a controlled substance, sheriff's jail records show.
The pair allegedly sawed off the brass devices sometime around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday outside a business near 26170 Adams Ave., then fled the scene in a their car.
A passing tow-truck driver alerted police to the suspicious activity, and attempted to pursue them, said Murrieta police Sgt. James Gruwell.
Schockley and Delmonico allegedly ditched the car along Kalmia Street and took off on foot, Gruwell said.
Police in turn shut down Kalmia and Juniper streets, as well as Hayes Avenue while they attempted to apprehend the suspects.
Police caught up with Delmonico at about 12:54 p.m., according to arrest records. They were unable to immediately locate Schockley, causing them to comb nearby fields and go door-to-door asking if anyone had seen him.
Schockley was eventually taken into custody some four hours later at 4:44 p.m. near 42955 Juniper Steet, records show.
Schockley was free on $5,000 bail from Southwest Detention Center as of Thursday, records show. He was due in court May 2.
Delmonico was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail at Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. She was due in court May 2.