Police are looking for copper thieves

December 29th, 2006    Author: Rodney Beckwith    Filed Under: News

Union Township Police are seeking what could be a group of copper thieves of unknown size in relation to the theft of three large spools of cooper wire from a Duke Energy substation.

According to Union Township Police, sometime between Dec. 15 and Dec. 18, three large spools of copper control cable were stolen from a substation on Summerside Road. The value of the wire stolen is estimated at $10,000.

“There isn’t a whole lot to go on, unfortunately,” said Det. Todd Taylor of the Union Township Police. “Really, all that’s known is what was taken. They cut the outside lock to the gate to get into the area where the substation is, and then they cut two more locks to get into the area where the cable was. We’re checking around to see if anyone has turned in that amount of copper.”

There is very little to go on, however, as no pictures or other information is available concerning the wire stolen. What is known though is that the theft would have taken some muscle to complete, both in terms of the manpower to load the wire and the size of the vehicle to drive it away.

"These are good-sized rolls," said Det. Taylor. "They would definitely need a big truck to haul these away. The report says that the cables were large enough to require multiple people and large truck to move."

Anyone with information regarding the theft are encourage to call Det. Taylor at (513) 753-2228.
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