Theft Of Copper Wire Near King Hill Causes Over $50,000 Damage


By Paul Johnson

King Hill, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The Elmore County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating the theft of industrial cable with a value of $25,000. The cable was removed from a construction site near King Hill, authorities say.
Elmore County Deputies were dispatched to Western Construction job site near Exit 129 on I-84 early this morning, where workers discovered the theft of wire.
The wire that was stolen is unique in size. It is used for industrial work to run heavy equipment. The wire is 3/ O AWG 4 pole copper wire. It is estimated the replacement and damage to the equipment will exceed $50,000.00 dollars.
Elmore County Sheriff’s Deputies are asking for the public’s help, with the closing of deer season it is possible that a hunter may have encountered a truck pulling a trailer or observed a truck with a large amount of black wire.
If you were in the area of Exit 129 between Saturday, November 10 and the early morning hours of November 12, 2012 and observed any suspicious activity please contact Deputy Parlin at 573-5946.
Western Construction is offering a $5000.00 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the persons responsible.

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