FREMONT, Calif. (KRON) – A 46-year-old Fremont resident has been charged with vandalism with intent to make a destructive device, the Fremont Police Department stated in a press release Friday.

FPD stated they investigated several incidents of vandalism in September where electrical wires, including phone lines, were cut in a residential Fremont neighborhood. They ultimately identified Roshan Patel as the suspect in at least two of those cases.

The damage caused in the vandalism incidents lead to $300,000 in damages to Comcast/Xfinity, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. FPD said in every incident, several thousand residents could not access the internet or make phone calls, including to 911.

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Patel was arrested on September 28. During the search warrant served at his residence, law enforcement recovered several items that were determined to be materials used to make explosive devices. A search of his electronic devices found information on how to build explosive devices.

If you have any information regarding this case you can contact Detective Travis Macdonald at 510-790-6900, or email