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Date Released: 2/26/2013
Subject: Copper Theft
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201300969
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: McKinleyville

On 02-25-2013, approximately 1:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from McKinleyville High School reporting a theft of copper wire. When the deputy responded to the High School, officials told the investigating deputy the unknown suspect(s) stole a large quantity of copper wire from the football stadium lights which is brand new. The suspect(s) removed the access panels that exposed the conduit for the stadium lighting and removed it. The high school is still evaluating the actual loss and damage; however it is estimated to be at least $1000.00 in copper wire alone. The suspects used a pulling object and hacksaw to remove the wire. The cost of rewiring the football field could be extensive. Officials told the deputy they believe the wire was removed on the night of February 21, 2013.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

Mike Downey Sheriff




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