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Thieves steal 7,500 feet of wire from lights on two Fife streets

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 17, 2012 at 6:52 am with 3 Comments »
May 17, 2012 6:52 am

Fife police are searching for the thieves who stole about 7,500 feet of wire, darkening parts of two streets earlier this month.

Officers noticed the street lights were out on Discovery Street East and Radiance Boulevard East the evening of May 6. The outage went through Five Acre Park, police reported.

Public works officials were called to the scene and investigated. They discovered that about 7,500 feet of service conductor wire had been cut and ripped from the j-boxes, prompting the outage.

Witnesses reported seeing a red work truck in the area the day before.

Anyone with information about the wire theft is asked to email Fife PD at



Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. The criminals get a few bucks for the scrap. The taxpayers pay many thousands for repairs. Too bad the criminals don’t get electrocuted when they play with power lines.

  2. islandernwly says:

    And its too bad they can’t design a system that makes it harder to rip it out of the boxes, or signals a break in the lines.

  3. mojjonation says:

    The phone company can determine the location of a break in a line based on impedance but the power company can’t figure out when someone steals 7500 feet of wire until the cops notice the street lights are out. What is wrong with this picture?

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