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By DAVID BROCK and dbrock@amnews.com | September 22, 2010
Danville police continued to find unoccupied homes burglarized with copper missing Tuesday. After discovering evidence of a burglary and copper theft at 1000 Nokomis St. early Tuesday, police were alerted to similar scene at 209 Candlewood Drive. Assistant Chief Tony Gray said copper was taken from the house in the same manner as previous incidents. That makes six burglaries since Friday where the motive and method of the thieves appear to be the same. They are targeting houses that are for sale and taking copper from underneath the structures and from air-conditioning units.
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By DAVID BROCK and dbrock@amnews.com | September 21, 2010
The rash of burglaries and copper thefts at unoccupied houses in Danville continues. Police are looking into another break-in that happened Monday in Indian Hills subdivision, even as they continue to investigate burglaries over the weekend at four houses in two subdivisions off Ky. 33. Assistant Chief Tony Gray said an uninhabited house with a “For Sale” sign at 1000 Nokomis St., which police had checked for signs of a burglary...
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August 24, 2012
HARRODSBURG - A Harrodsburg man has been charged in connection with one of two recent thefts where thousands of dollars in copper wire were stolen from a local industry. Louis Thomas Anderson, 49, of 502 Cornishville St. was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after allegedly stealing spools of copper wire from a Morris Drive warehouse leased by Corning Inc. Harrodsburg police Detective Brian Allen said Anderson was charged with receiving stolen property less than $10,000 and criminal facilitation to commit third-degree burglary.  Police were notified of a possible car wreck on North College Street near Lynn Drive after someone heard a loud noise.
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By STEPHANIE MOJICA and smojica@amnews.com | July 13, 2012
LANCASTER - Nearly 700 Inter-County Energy customers were left without power early this morning after an unknown person stripped about 40 copper ground wires from a Garrard County substation. Late Thursday evening, someone cut through a fence surrounding the substation on Ky. 52 just outside of Lancaster, said Sheree H. Gilliam, vice president of member services for Inter-County Energy. The person then stripped approximately 40 copper wires, which caused a loss of power at the substation.
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Samieh Shalash | August 29, 2007
Winchester Police have arrested three men in connection with a July copper theft that resulted in $30,000 in damage to a vacant warehouse. Samuel Maupin, 21, and brothers John and Paul Baker, 24 and 26, were arrested last Wednesday after investigators obtained confessions from Maupin and John Baker. A fourth suspect may be arrested soon, police said. According to Detective Danny Thomas, the men kicked in the back door and went through a back window of the old Chicago Rubber Building at 60 Rowland Ave. before stripping 1,300 pounds of copper from the walls and ceilings.
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September 11, 2008
LOUISVILLE - Like many utilities across the nation and around the world, E.ON U.S. and its subsidiaries, Kentucky Utilities Co. and Louisville Gas and Electric Co., have been the target of thieves risking death and endangering others to steal copper from electrical equipment. In 2008, KU and LG&E have had more than 28 separate incidents of theft throughout the companies' service territories in Kentucky and Virginia. To further deter theft, the utilities recently have begun using new technology to determine if metals have been stolen.
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BRENDA S. EDWARDS | April 19, 2007
LIBERTY - A fire broke out Wednesday evening at the old Watson Sawmill on U.S. 127 North after someone attempted to burn wiring off copper, police said. "Someone was attempting to get copper from machinery and buildings," said Deputy Freeman Luttrell. "They built a fire to burn off the coating around the copper and the fire got out of hand," said Luttrell. The fire was burning around some old equipment on the property and was contained to that spot, the officer said. Brush Creek Fire Chief Gale Scott said the fire was reported as a brush fire and that it was outside of any of the structures on the property that has been abandoned for many years.
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November 18, 2008
Reporters Katheran Wasson and Mike Wynn update you on the sentences handed down yesterday in a copper theft and hit-and-run accident involving a wheelchair-bound man.
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August 3, 2011
Reports - At 9:43 a.m. Tuesday, officers were called to 160 Hood Ave. concerning a copper theft. - At 11:39 a.m. Tuesday, officers were called to 126 Third St. concerning a man making threats. - At 2:23 p.m Tuesday, officers were called concerning a theft from a vehicle outside Dr. Marvin Bishop's office. - At 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, officers were called to 1 Woodland Drive concerning a burglary at a vacant house. -  At 12:05 a.m. today, officers were called to Lexington Avenue and Main Street after a woman said a known woman punched her in the face.
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December 22, 2012
HARRODSBURG - Two men have been indicted by a Mercer County grand jury for allegedly breaking into a warehouse at Corning Inc. and stealing copper wire on three seperate occassions. Dameon Devine, 23, of 315 James St., Harrodsburg, and Edward Robertson, 23, of 504 E. Main St, Danville, were each indicted on three counts of burglary and three counts of theft more than $500, for allegedly unlawfully entering the Corning property and stealing large amounts of copper. The alleged thefts occurred between Nov. 7 and Nov. 25. Bonds were set at $10,000.
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November 27, 2012
HARRODSBURG - Two men were arrested Sunday after they allegedly attempted to sell stolen copper wire in Lawrenceburg. Harrodsburg police said Dameon Devine, 23, of Harrodsburg, and Edward Robertson IV, 23, of Danville, went to Francis Pallet and Recycling to sell the copper, which weighed about 615 pounds. According to Harrodsburg Lt. Chad Powell, the two stole the wire from the Corning warehouse Saturday night before taking it to sell in Lawrenceburg on Sunday. Robertson was charged with third-degree burglary.
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August 24, 2012
HARRODSBURG - A Harrodsburg man has been charged in connection with one of two recent thefts where thousands of dollars in copper wire were stolen from a local industry. Louis Thomas Anderson, 49, of 502 Cornishville St. was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after allegedly stealing spools of copper wire from a Morris Drive warehouse leased by Corning Inc. Harrodsburg police Detective Brian Allen said Anderson was charged with receiving stolen property less than $10,000 and criminal facilitation to commit third-degree burglary.  Police were notified of a possible car wreck on North College Street near Lynn Drive after someone heard a loud noise.
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By STEPHANIE MOJICA and smojica@amnews.com | July 13, 2012
LANCASTER - Nearly 700 Inter-County Energy customers were left without power early this morning after an unknown person stripped about 40 copper ground wires from a Garrard County substation. Late Thursday evening, someone cut through a fence surrounding the substation on Ky. 52 just outside of Lancaster, said Sheree H. Gilliam, vice president of member services for Inter-County Energy. The person then stripped approximately 40 copper wires, which caused a loss of power at the substation.
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By Katie Perkowski and The Winchester Sun | July 12, 2012
Because its air conditioning units were recently destroyed by copper thieves, the Leeds Center for the Arts has had to relocate its summer events and stop the summer movies. Jeff Phelps, vice president of the Leeds board, said someone stripped copper out of the building's three rooftop air conditioning units. The incident happened about a month ago, but Phelps said the theater is waiting on the payment of an insurance claim to replace the units. “I don't know exactly how much (copper)
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September 1, 2011
Charged - Leo Davis, 22, of 26 Denny Ave., was charged Wednesday with third-degree burglary (two counts). - Nathan L. Davis, 26, of 26 Denny Ave., was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree assault and third-degree criminal mischief. - Gary L. Martin, 28, of 33 Franklin Ave., was charged today with possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to notify state of address change. - Sabrina Payton, 23, of 225 Oxford Drive Apt. 11, was charged Wednesday with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.
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By Jonathan Kleppinger and jkleppinger@jessaminejournal.com | April 25, 2011
The Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a copper theft from 3347 Union Mill Road on Thursday morning. Chief Deputy Allen Peel said an AT&T cell-phone tower is located on the property and that force had been used to reach the copper. “The back gate of that area had been pushed in with some type of force, possibly a vehicle, that unlatched the gate,” he said. Two copper rings attached to a building and 80 feet of copper wire were reportedly stolen, valued together at an estimated $700.
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By DAVID BROCK and dbrock@amnews.com | September 23, 2010
Danville police believe they have the couple responsible for a string of burglaries and copper thefts from unoccupied houses in several local subdivisions over the last week. Assistant Chief Tony Gray said Jesse T. Noe, 31, of Lancaster and his fiancé, Stephanie N. Baker, 23, of Danville were arrested at her 125 E. Walnut St. apartment late Wednesday and charged with receiving stolen property more than $10,000. Noe had been under indictment for third-degree burglary and criminal mischief related to a theft in April where copper was taken from an unoccupied house at 101 Saint Anthony near the neighborhoods off of Ky. 33 that were burglarized over the weekend.
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September 22, 2010
Danville police believe they have the man responsible for a string burglaries and copper thefts from unoccupied homes in several local subdivisions. Jesse Noe, 31, of Lancaster was arrested at 125 E. Walnut St. in Danville late Wednesday night. Noe had been under indictment for a similar theft near the neighborhoods off of Ky. 33 that were burglarizedover the weekend. Noe is believed to be involved in at least six burglaries and thefts during the past week and could be involved in other cases.
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