Deputies Investigating Possible Copper Theft

By
Ben Postlethwait

Dateline
Updated Thu, Sep 5, 2013 5:08 pm

The Athens County Sheriff's office is investigating the possible theft of 150 feet of copper wire at a Verizon cell tower in Glouster.

A Verizon employee reportedly contacted the Sheriff's deputy after finding the wire missing at the tower on Antle Orchard road.

Investigators determined the suspected thieves cut the compounds fence, climbed the tower, and unbolted all accessible wire.

There was no loss of service.

The site was last inspected a few weeks ago.

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