Tuesday, 28 August 2007 20:00
Earlier this month, Joshua Jenkins was arrested under
suspicion of stealing copper.
While deputies hoped that would put an end to the
copper thefts plaguing Caldwell County over the past two months- the thefts
continued, even as Jenkins was incarcerated. Statements from the Caldwell
County Sheriff’s Office suggest that several culprits could be stealing the
copper- and businesses are urged to be on extra alert. Always record the serial
numbers on your heat pump. That way, it can be identified. Caldwell deputies
also encourage residents to pay attention. If you see anyone hauling a heat
pump, it never hurts to be paranoid. Sheriff’s deputies say call law
enforcement and report the tag numbers- just in case.
As many as 15 businesses have been victims of copper
theft in the past two months in Caldwell County. The most recent hits were over
the weekend when heat pumps were allegedly stolen from Center Groves Baptist
Church and Elite Cushions.