Thieves Steal Copper Wire From Lawrence Co. Utility Poles

NORTH BEAVER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Police are investigating after copper ground wires were stolen in Lawrence County.

According to State Police, the thefts happened on several roads in North Beaver Township from July 22 to 23.

The thefts were committed on State Route 108, State Route 551, Mount Air Road and Mohawk School Road. All of the ground wires were stolen between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m.

The suspects cut the ground wires from roughly 75 utility poles. The exact amount of copper wire that was stolen is unknown, but it is believed to be a few hundred feet.

Penn Power is working to assess the damage at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police in New Castle at (724)-598-2211.


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  • CuFTW

    The copper is used to provide an electrical ground. Copper can also transmit electricity. Fiber optic lines transfer data not electricity and cannot be used for a ground or to carry a substantial electrical charge.

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