Friday, January 13, 2012

Pikeville Police Investigating Copper Thefts

{Pikeville, Kentucky}...Police say they have worked at least five cases in the past month in which thousands of dollars worth of copper has been stolen from some construction sites in Pikeville. Police say sometime Thursday night thieves took six rolls of copper wire, at least five rolls of copper tubing and tools estimated at $5,000 from a site on the South Mayo Trail. Pikeville Public Safety Director Paul Maynard says officers and construction contractors are taking measures to increase security. Anyone with information on the copper thefts should contact the Pikeville Police Department.