Name: Unknown Suspect
Crime: Copper Wire and Metal Theft
Date: 08-22-2007
Time: N/A
City: West side of Volusia County
Status: Active

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking leads to identify suspect(s) involved in numerous thefts of copper and other metals from remote radio towers and power stations. These suspect(s) typically cut hurricane fences to get access to wiring, grounding plates, and condensers, which they cut loose then sell on the black market. Sometimes they actually climb utility poles or towers to cut wiring and conduit. Leads are also desired to identify unscrupulous metal salvage businesses that buy salvaged metal without identifying and keeping records on the sellers.

If you see anyone working on or near power lines in remote areas or at a microwave tower site or if you know of anyone burning wire or purchasing metal illegally, please notify your local law enforcement agency or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477), you could be eligible for a reward up to $1000.00

Details courtesy of the Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida -