Troopers Looking For Assistance With Suspect Identification in Jewett City Copper Theft
This article was published on: 03/19/18 9:44 PM by Mike Minarsky
Jewett City, CT (March 19, 2018): Connecticut State Troopers from the Jewett City Resident State Trooper’s Office and detectives from Eastern District Major Crime are investigating a copper theft from the former Wyre Wind. On March 10, 2018, the Jewett City Resident State Trooper’s Office began an investigation into break-ins at the former Wyre Wind factory located at 77 Anthony St., Jewett City. On Sunday March 18, 2018 another break-in was reported. As troopers investigated, they found over 2,100 feet of 1inch 60 strand copper cable was cut from several areas of the building. The approximate weight of the cable is estimated to be 5000 lbs. with a scrap value greater than $4,500. The building also sustained damage estimated to be in excess of $30,000. Based upon tracks in the snow, it is believed that the suspects parked a truck on Anthony St. near the cemetery and accessed the property through a gate. Troopers further determined that the suspects used an on-site forklift to reach the copper cables which were secured approximately 25 feet above the floor. Troopers also found that hiking-type headlamps were used, along with a sawzall to cut through the heavy gauge copper wire. Anyone who thinks they may have any information, thinks they may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspects, or thinks they may know the location of the stolen copper wire is asked to call Jewett City Resident Trooper Russ Cote at (860) 848-6500 ext. 5023 or text TIP 711 with any information to 274637. All calls/texts will remain confidential.