CrimeTracker 15: $30,000 Worth of Copper Wire Stolen

Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2012 --- 4:36p.m.

Release from Madison Police Department:

Incident Date 02/08/2012 - 7:16 AM
Address 4710 Helgesen Drive (Dawes Crane Rental)
Suspect(s) At Large
Arrested Continuing Investigation
Victim Dawes Crane Rental

On February 8th, 2012 at approximately 7:16am, Madison Police Officers responded to 4710 Helgesen (Dawes Crane Rental) reference damage to property and a significant theft from the area. Officers noted that the unidentified suspect(s) entered the secure fenced in business perimeter, and cut a multitude of copper wire which had a replacement value of $30,000.00. Several cranes that were on the property had racial epitaphs painted in yellow coloring on the machinery, and the stolen wire is best described as being 1”-2” in diameter, and each were 279’ in rolled length. Both the theft and damage would have occurred between Tuesday, February 7th 5:30p and Wednesday, February 8th at 7am. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact The Madison Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014. As always, those giving information that leads to an arrest might be eligible for a reward, and can remain anonymous.

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