3 Men Arrested In Nickel Theft At Local Steel Plant

BRACKENRIDGE (KDKA) — State police have arrested three men in connection with the theft of more than 17,000 pounds of nickel from the ATI/Allegheny Ludlum Steel Plant in Harrison Township.

According to investigators, 52-year-old Paul Eberhardt, 44-year-old Timothy Angely and 46-year-old Kenneth Hill were taken into custody and arraigned at Allegheny County night court.

Authorities say Eberhardt, of Worthington, Pa., is a retired employee of the plant, and Hill, of Apollo, is a current employee there. Angely, of Tarentum, works for a trucking company.

State police say they believe the three “conspired to remove the nickel and sell it for scrap.”

Investigators say the theft happened on Oct. 14. The nickel was worth about $150,000.

The nickel ended up being sold to a plant located in Terrell, Texas, state police said.

Their bail has been set at $25,000. Meanwhile, the investigation continues.

Stay with KDKA for a full report on this developing story.

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One Comment

  1. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

    “No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.” ~ Lily Tomlin


  2. Ken Cassil says:

    52 year retired worker……how does that happen?

    1. Richard_Iowa says:

      Union employee.

      1. I P Standing says:

        a real american is a rich republican like bernie madoff,,,steal from morons like you

    2. dwoof says:

      Union pensions

      1. derekcrane says:

        Sorry, I P Standing, Madoff gave most ( 88%) of his money to Democrats. Recipients include the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Chuck Schumer and Ron Wyden. See: opensecrets for details.

    3. I M Simpleton says:

      Disability…AND union employee

      1. john says:

        Obama. No hope and little change.

    4. union worker says:

      if i cant have it im gonna cry you siss

    5. R.Hill says:

      Start when your 18 yrs old retire with 30 years at 48. Not really that hard to figure out.

    6. Mr. Kite says:

      30 years and out. I worked there also. No disability and the Don Martin truck driver was non union. This has nothing to do with unions or Obama.

  3. Dumb Person says:

    If I had a nickel for every time I heard a story like this……

  4. perseus317 says:

    It is humorous to realize that, despite all of the protests about greed on Wall Street, there is plenty of greed to go around, and economic class has very little to do with it. Many of the OWS protesters are greedy, too. They want what other people have worked for, and they want it GIVEN to them. Like the OWS protesters, I’m sure that the crooks caught in this failed caper will try to place the responsibility for the situation on someone else. Too many people in our society have no sense of individual responsibility, and they are so quick to blame someone or something else for bad things which happen to them.

  5. Carl Curmudgeon says:

    I wish I had a nickel for every time thieves stole 8 1/2 tons of nickel…

  6. Ed Miller says:

    Maybe they were gonna donate the proceeds to Ron Paul!

    1. Ed Miller says:

      I bet that was it!!!

      1. bullrider says:

        Do you always Reply to your own posts?

      2. Carl Curmudgeon says:

        I bet he does.

      3. Carl Curmudgeon says:

        Don’t we all?

      4. John Lindsay says:

        You’re an idiot.

  7. schwartzer says:

    Ron Paul is,was and will be the only candidate that voted/voting against joining nafta. cafta wto and every other unconstitutional measure passed by congress and the president. Go back to watching the steelers and watch both episodes of swindling the goyim on YT genius. Get your facts straight and do some research rather than let your boob tube make your decision.

    1. Scott Martin says:

      Yes, Ron Paul is the only crazy candidate…for every sane vote you pick, I can pick 5 insane comments, positions, or statements. End FEMA? Even ending the Fed is crazy since he has not replacment for the entire engine of US and global finance. But he is my favorite crazy uncle on my dad’s side.

      1. Robert says:

        As opposed to the crazy ideas on both sides of the aisle that have been put in place like: the community reinvestment act, repeal of glass steagall, free healthcare, fanny, fredie, fast and furious, nation building, FEMA, DOE, etc. If having a sound monetary system, engaging in trade not regulated by WTO/U.N., a strong home defense but eliminating foreign meddling (militaristic adventurism) and limiting the 1% from using the force of government for personal gain is crazy then you can count me as a lunatic.

        In my book the crazy candidates and voters are the ones who promise to fix the problems of too much government with more government and the ones who are convinced by a 30 second sound bite!

      2. schwartzer says:

        You sound tribal. This country existed for 400 years prior to the Federal Reserve being established in 1913. I’ll bet you are tribal.

  8. Just Checking says:

    and the buyer is not arrested because…………………..??????

    1. neil says:

      They are the ones who called the police?

  9. albertjoseph says:

    Whats up with the cop’s chin-strap lmao?

  10. conspiracy? says:

    But the real question is: what was nickel doing at a steel plant… hmmmm…

    1. davec says:

      its an element used to make alloy steels.
      Chome, vanadium, cobalt…all sorts of stuff

      1. Scott Martin says:

        Davec…it was a rhetorical question (ya know, one that doesn’t require an answer, based in sarcasm, etc.)


        Perhaps that is what is wrong with this country, “steel” plants named at the EXCLUSION of every other common metal

    2. Tiggy says:

      The real question is: What is a steel plant doing in Pittsburgh?

      I thought the media said that all our manufacturing plants went overseas after our politicians and unions defeated the ‘greedy’ owners.

      1. Scott Martin says:

        Steel plant in America?

        You can’t prove that Rusty!

  11. Steve Vitkovsky says:

    $8.82 per pound.
    Do 176 nickels weigh about 1 pound?
    Just checking.

  12. obana barock says:

    if i had a dime for every nickel my mom stole id be rich

  13. Renaldo says:

    They have good jobs, but that’s not enough. No, they have to steal from their employer too. Shoot them and be done with it.

    1. John Lindsay says:


  14. Jewfromhell says:

    Just trying to nickel and nickel us to death!

  15. likell says:

    But is it sustainable?

  16. pillbug says:

    i wonder how much nickel they stole in the past? he’d been there 30 years right? that’s a lot of opportunity to steal a little bit here and there.

  17. ron45 says:

    They use nickel to make stainless steel. Nickel is too expensive to be in a nickel. China is buying all the nickel they can.

    1. John Lindsay says:

      China will end up owning Afghanistan.

  18. John Lindsay says:

    A John Murtha constituent. Can’t think any further than the end of his nose.

  19. flimflamman says:

    Great string, steal plant, he, he.

  20. Heather Lockear says:


  21. MustafaJohnson says:

    Got to love the moron criminals in our area. I can just picture them sitting around the table planning this caper.
    “Duh, younze grab the loot and I’ll drive the getaway truck.”
    “Den we’ll take the 8 tons of metal to da junk yard and tell the owner we’ve been drivin around for two years pickin it up off the side of da road.” “Nosebuddy is gonna no nuttin.”
    “OK, dis plan is gonna make us all rich.”
    “Yeah” (all laughing together)

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