- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - Police say they have arrested four men for allegedly cutting an inflatable dam in Fremont in May, resulting in the loss of nearly 50 million gallons of water.

KRON-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1kSqmD5) Fremont police on Tuesday announced the arrests of Dylan Jeffery, Drake Elkhouri, Gavin Palmon and Zackory Morton in connection with the vandalism. All four were booked into the Fremont jail on felony vandalism charges.

According to police, vandals entered a restricted area in the early morning of May 21 and intentionally damaged the barrier at the dam in Alameda Creek. The water was supposed to go into the Niles Cone Groundwater Basin, instead 49 million gallons of water washed past the destroyed dam and into the San Francisco Bay.

Officials said the water was enough to serve 500 families for a year in Newark, Union City and Fremont.

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