Man Arrested Twice In Less Than 24 Hours, Booked On Felony Charge

Glendora Police made quick work of a man who was arrested by officers twice Monday.

The suspect, 35-year-old Nicholas Ragopolst, was arrested Monday around 6:13 p.m. after he was seen by a passerby attempting to pry open a storage building to a cell phone tower at Gladstone Park, 600 E. Gladstone St.

Police arrived and witnessed Ragopolst as he was attempting to gain access, said Lt. Scott Strong of Glendora Police.

Ragopolst was arrested at 4:48 a.m., just over 13 hours before, when a caller reported he was seen looking inside of vehicle parked near 24-Hour Fitness, 1357 W. Gladstone St. Officers arrived to the Marketplace and eventually arrested Ragopolst on suspicion of possessing burglary tools, Strong said.

It was not immediately known what Ragopolst was trying to take from the cell phone tower storage building, but he will be booked on suspicion of burglary in the first degree, a felony charge, Strong said.

The date for Ragopolst’s initial court appearance was not immediately available.