The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 28, 2012

GCSO investigating thefts of copper wire

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of several spools of industrial copper wire after $16,000 worth was recovered in Enid Thursday.

Undersheriff Jerry Niles said the sheriff’s office was contacted Thursday by Enid Police Department, who  responded to a report at about 11:30 a.m. and found the copper spools at a residence in the 400 block of East Maple.

Niles said the department contacted Mortensen Construction Co., which is building wind turbines in the county, and company officials found they were missing the spools of wire.

“Our investigation is ongoing,” Niles said. “It is still under investigation.”

Anyone having information that will lead to the arrest or prosecution of the suspect in this crime, or any other, is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233.

Callers may remain anonymous and will not be required to testify.

Those with information also may contact Garfield County Sheriff’s Office at (580) 237-0244.