For the third time in two months, thieves have broken into a Frederickson-area substation and ripped out copper wire.
Bonneville Power Administration crews discovered the theft Monday at the substation, 4320 180th St. E. Investigators believe that sometime between Thursday and Monday, thieves cut a hole in the perimeter fence and stole 20 feet of copper wire, according to a press release from BPA.
The theft caused about $1,500 damage. The previous two thefts caused about $5,000 damage.
BPA is offering up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the thieves.
“The culprits are getting …