Sunday, March 28, 2010

Scrap Metal Thieves Hit Tennessee Tech

Scrap metal thieves continue plying their trade around the Cookeville area -- including on the campus of Tennessee Tech. According to the student newspaper, Tech police are investigating the theft of four spools of new electrical copper wire, which was stolen from the construction site of a dormitory called New Hall South. The wire was located in the north wing of the fourth floor. The construction site is fenced in, and according to the report, all gates were closed and locked at the time. Meanwhile, Tech police were dispatched to the indoor tennis courts on North Willow Avenue, where catalytic converters had been cut off of two Tech vans. Police say thieves generally sell them for scrap as well.