July 28, 2014

Gardner Police Dept. investigating copper theft

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Gardner police are investigating the theft of more than $2,500 in copper cable from a BNSF intermodal track construction site.
Ilena Spalding, spokesperson for the police department, said officers were dispatched to a location in the 330 block of East Park Street where the theft was discovered.
Spalding said the copper cable was on spools, about to be buried alongside tracks that are under construction to serve the Intermodal Logisitics Park in Edgerton.
The felony theft took place between 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 7.
Spalding said two types of copper wire were taken — including 800 feet of one type of copper and 500 feet of another.
The combined value of the stolen copper is estimated at $2,566.
No suspects have been identified nor have any witnesses come forward.
Persons with information are asked to contact the Gardner Police Department at (913) 856-7312.

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