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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Reward Offered in Santee Copper Thefts

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Access covers damaged in copper thefts
San Diego County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for a recent series of copper wire thefts in Santee.
Since December 2013, about 4,000 feet of copper wiring has been stolen. The wire has been pulled from electrical boxes servicing street lights, walkway lighting and irrigation systems. The thefts have been concentrated in the Mission Creek and Town Center areas of Santee.

To get to the wire, the perpetrators have broken cement covers and other access points at electrical service boxes in the ground and at the base of light poles.  The cost to repair the damage has exceeded $60,000.

Anyone with information about the thefts is urged to call the Sheriff’s Department
 at (619) 956-4000 or the Crime Stoppers' anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent via www.sdcrimestoppers.com

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