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Suspects Sought After $10K Of Copper Wire Stolen From Wind Turbines

SOMERSET TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Police are investigating after roughly $10,000 worth of copper wiring was stolen from a parking lot used to store disassembled wind turbines in Somerset County.

According to police, the incident happened in the 1900-block of North Center Avenue in Somerset Township sometime between May 29 and June 11.

The suspects stole 150 feet of one-inch black coated copper wire from two different turbine tower bases.

It is believed the suspects loaded the wire into a vehicle in the Happy Valley Church parking lot before fleeing the area.

The damage to the AES Wind Generation turbines was estimated at $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police in Somerset at (814)-446-4104.


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