Monday, April 26, 2010

Copper Thieves Hit School Construction Site

The market for scrap metal, specifically copper, is most likely behind an incident reported to Cookeville police last week. Authorities say thieves broke into the construction site at Prescott South school off Jefferson Avenue and made off with nearly $4,000 worth of copper material, including five 10-foot long, 4-inch copper pipes. They also took seven rolls of 14-gauge stranded copper wire. Police say they gained access to the site by cutting the lock off the gate and cutting locks from at least four temporary storage areas. Investigation is continuing.