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Officials checking into theft

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Clay County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Rob Gambill
CLAY COUNTY -- The Clay County Sheriff's Department (CCSD) is currently investigating a metal theft.

According to department officials, the event took place either during the evening hours Wednesday or the early morning hours Thursday at the Duke Energy substation, 6101 N. CR 200 W, in rural Clay County.

CCSD Chief Deputy Rob Gambill told The Brazil Times Duke Energy associates arrived to work Thursday morning and discovered spools of copper wire had been removed from trucks.

Further examination revealed additional spools of copper wire were missing from a storage area.

The investigation showed a vehicle entered onto the property through a field and was driven to an area near a fence, which surrounds the substation. The suspect(s) cut the chain link fence, gaining entry to the property.

Gambill said it is believed approximately 18 rolls of copper wire, weighing 25 pounds each, were taken.

The suspect(s) involved could face charges of theft and trespassing as well as possible vehicle forfeiture proceedings, according to Gambill.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Gambill at 446-2535.


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Someone knows who did this. Do the culprits a favor and turn them in.

-- Posted by River Rat on Thu, Aug 18, 2011, at 9:14 PM

Someone knows who did this. Do the culprits a favor and turn them in.

-- Posted by River Rat on Thu, Aug 18, 2011, at 9:14 PM

well what kind of vehicle was it? Why dont they go check the scrap place in terre haute to see if they've bought a bunch. i know my ex used to take stuff like that there all the time.

-- Posted by SKCC on Thu, Aug 18, 2011, at 11:27 PM


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