SANTA CLARA -- A site superintendent at the new 49ers stadium was arrested this week on suspicion of stealing material from his employer, according to Santa Clara police.

Vincent John Latona, 37, an employee of Cupertino Electric, remains in jail with his bail set at $400,000. He was booked on five counts of grand theft and two counts of burglary, said Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke.

Clarke said investigators believe Latona was stealing unspecified material from Cupertino Electric, but the items were not taken from the site itself.

In a January 24, 2013 San Jose Mercury News article about stadium construction, Vince Latona proudly wore a 49er cap in front of the construction site of
In a January 24, 2013 San Jose Mercury News article about stadium construction, Vince Latona proudly wore a 49er cap in front of the construction site of the new 49er Stadium in Santa Clara. (Gary Reyes/ Staff)

"We are aware that an employee of Cupertino Electric, a subcontractor on the stadium project, has been arrested for theft from his employer," wrote Turner/Devcon, the project's general contractor, in a statement. "This employee has performed work on Levi's Stadium and, while it does not appear there have been any fraudulent charges to the stadium project, we will await the results of the investigation before commenting further."

Devcon/Turner said the contractor's invoices will be reviewed by auditors to see if there were any inappropriate charges. If so, they will be recovered from the contractor.

"Neither the Stadium Authority nor the 49ers will incur any cost in this regard," Devcon/Turner stated.

Latona was taken into custody at the Levi's Stadium site around 11 a.m. Monday.

No additional information about the alleged crimes was available Thursday.

Latona was arraigned on Thursday, and is scheduled to appear again in court on Oct. 28.

Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.