Thursday, October 29, 2009

Copper Thieves At Work In Cookeville

Copper thieves may be a work once again in Cookeville. Police say a representative of Buck's Plumbing and Sewer Service reported that someone took a 350-foot roll of ten-gauge copper wiring from a service trailer that was parked outside the business on West Spring Street. The loss was placed at more than 12-hundred dollars. Meanwhile, thieves may have thought they were taking copper ... or may have simply been scared away from the Cookeville Water Department on South Jefferson Avenue. Police say someone cut through a fence there, loaded three buckets with brass water fittings and other brass items and also filled a canvas tool bag with brass fittings. But the thief then left the bag behind. There was $300 in damage to the fence.