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#72483 - 11/30/06 05:37 PM Death Wish?
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Home News Tribune Online 11/30/06


Woman arrested in wire theft

SOUTH BRUNSWICK: Authorities arrested a township woman on Tuesday in connection with the theft of $15,000 in copper wire from a PSEG substation.

Mary Miller, 42, was arrested and charged with theft and criminal mischief.

Police detective Jim Ryan said a witness spotted Miller and an unidentified second individual back their vehicle up to the PSEG substation on Stouts Lane.

The pair got out of the car, cut a chain, then cut the ground wire and pulled the 50-pound wire out of the ground.

An investigation by detective Ron Seaman linked the two suspects to selling the stolen copper at Trenton Iron and Metal on Friday. Employees at Trenton Iron and Metal said they have been alert to stolen copper recently because of the rise in price.

"The employees realized the transaction seemed unusual and took note of the suspects," Seaman said.

Miller was arrested at her home on Tuesday. She was charged with theft, criminal mischief and criminal trespass. She was released on her own recognizance after her arraignment.

Police are actively seeking the second individual.



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#72484 - 11/30/06 06:02 PM Re: Death Wish?
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50 lbs of copper for $15,000?

That's a great price.

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#72485 - 11/30/06 06:06 PM Re: Death Wish?
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Registered: 06/11/05
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She got off easy.

She could have been killed.

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#72486 - 11/30/06 06:09 PM Re: Death Wish?
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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
They were quite fortunate, weren't they?

We had one locally a couple of days ago that caused quite a bit of trouble for himself and his neighborhood.
Wire Thief

Although we all consider these actions stupid, the culprits that do this are too stupid to realize how stupid they are. There must be some ingredient in meth that makes them steal scrap metals.

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#72487 - 11/30/06 07:08 PM Re: Death Wish?
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^^

LOL

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#72488 - 11/30/06 07:30 PM Re: Death Wish?
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Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 854
Loc: Levittown, PA
Oops, got the two stories confused.

Ian (Type faster than think!) A.

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#72489 - 11/30/06 09:55 PM Re: Death Wish?
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"There must be some ingredient in meth that makes them steal scrap metals"

LMAO Scott =D

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#72490 - 12/01/06 10:00 AM Re: Death Wish?
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Registered: 08/11/01
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This seems to be turning into a worldwide epidemic. The ones who just end up getting caught and arrested don't realize how lucky they are.

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#72491 - 12/01/06 10:11 AM Re: Death Wish?
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Registered: 07/20/04
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Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
I think the real answer is to dry up the market for stolen wire.
If the scrap dealers started seeing more police scrutiny and a couple "receiving stolen property" charges they would reject suspicious looking piles of copper.
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