Three Arrested In Copper Thefts
Three Fulton County residents face charges of larceny after being found with a pickup truck loaded with stolen copper wire.
“The Morgan Messenger” newspaper recently reported a joint investigation by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department and Pennsylvania State Police resulted in the arrest of Timothy M. Mc- Fadden, 36, and Dearl D. Smalley, 34. Both men were charged with larceny and arraigned in Morgan County Magistrate Court on $3,000 bond. At the time of the announcement, charges against a 17-year-old were pending through juvenile court.
Reports indicate an officer with the Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the CSX railroad property located between Hancock and Sir John’s Run on Saturday, April 14, in response to a theft in progress. The Messenger said that the two men and juvenile had been found on CSX property with a pickup truck loaded with stolen copper wire. The suspects had allegedly been involved in previous thefts from the same location, police added.
With assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police, officials were able to recover 2,353 pounds of copper wire and steel cross tie plates valued at over $3,000.