Deputy Thwarts Copper Theft
KSAL Staff - Fri 11:21 AM 06/08/2012
A Saline County Sheriff Deputy thwarts a crime in progress early Friday morning.
Salina Police say that just after 4:00 in the morning the deputy was on patrol on east Crawford Street. He saw a car turn into the Salina Municipal Golf Course. The car had on top of it a large, industrial spool with 3,000 feet of copper wire on it.
The deputy turned around, but when he arrived at where the car stopped the occupants had fled on foot.
Along with the spool on top of the car, police also recovered two smaller spools of copper wire from inside the car.
The wire was taken from Great Plains Manufacturing at 1525 East North Street. Its value is placed at $4,700.
No arrests had been made by mid-morning Friday, but police do have suspects in the case.