Copper wire thefts from streetlights reported in Lacey

Staff writerJuly 11, 2013 

The Lacey Police Department is investigating a series of recent wire thefts from streetlights in Lacey.

Suspects have removed covers from the vaults of the streetlights to access the copper wiring inside. Several hundred feet of wiring has been removed from streetlights around Lacey, rendering a number of lights inoperable.

Most recently, wiring has been cut in the area of the 4500 block of Avonlea Drive, but was discovered by City Public Works Staff before the suspects could return to remove the wiring. The thefts also have occurred in housing developments.

The public is encouraged to report any suspicious activity occurring near the metal lids adjacent to the roadways and to report license plates and truck numbers that they may observe. Call the Lacey Police Department at 360-459-4333.

jpawloski@theolympian.com

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