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Over $17,500 In Copper Stolen

Posted 9/18/2013 10:26 AM by MDGREGORY
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On September 17th, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy Chan Erdman responded to a commercial burglary call near the area of Locust and Montgomery. Deputy Erdman spoke with an employee of the tower company, which houses AT&T, Cricket and Nextel, who said the tower had been burglarized sometime in the past two weeks.

The employee said several different gauges of copper wire were cut from the ground, buildings and the tower itself. The employee estimated the cost of the specialty repairs, and replacement of the copper, near $17,500. He also said a 4" x 20" x 1/4" grounding bar was taken from one of the buildings. It is used to ground several copper wires and has "Do Not Recycle" stamped on it.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident. Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website http://www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes. It is not affiliated with law enforcement.

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