2013-06-20 / Local & State

$10,000 In Copper Wire Stolen From W. Pa. Turbines

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – State police say $ 10,000 worth of copper wire has been stolen from two disassembled wind turbines being stored on property in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Troopers from the Somerset barracks say 150 feet of one-inch thick coated wire was cut from the turbines, which are owned by AES Wind Generation of Dallas.

Police say the thefts occurred sometime between May 29 and June 11 in a parking lot where the turbines were being stored in Somerset Township. That’s about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Police say whoever stole the wire dragged it through some woods and loaded it into a vehicle in the nearby Happy Valley Baptist Church parking lot before hauling it away.

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