Sacto 9-1-1
April 5, 2012
Sacramento police copper sting results in 6 arrests

By Timothy Sandoval

Sacramento police today said an undercover copper sting resulted in the arrest of six Sacramento recycling plant employees Wednesday.

The investigation alleges that detectives uncovered numerous violations at Tomra Recycling Network, and River City Waste Recycle in Southeast Sacramento.

Arrested and booked into Sacramento County Jail were Roman Michael Rudy, 40; Bryan Drew Wilson, 38; Luis Caro, 22; Michael John Wright, 40; Shaun Evan Kalwani, 32; and Gyan Kalwani, 60.

Sacramento detectives posed as sellers of copper wire, manholes and other metals to find out whether Sacramento area recycling plants were complying with California law when paying for metal.

"Over the three month period, the undercover detectives observed a variety of violations," said police spokesman Justin Eklund. "Everything from being paid cash immediately on the spot for metals, not accepting identification or accepting identification that clearly was not the seller of the copper."

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

Arrest Logs

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

March 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Monthly Archives

Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter