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Pierce County is the epicenter

Post by News Tribune Staff on Nov. 29, 2007 at 5:14 pm with No Comments »
November 29, 2007 5:14 pm

Think the theft of copper wire is rare? Check out this document from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

The majority of theft occurs inside Pierce County. There have been 46 thefts in the area since December 2006, and replacement costs are estimated at $101,920. The costliest single theft was on Highway 167 in Sumner last Dec. 20. Supply and labor to replace that wire, which lit the roadway, was estimated at $12,000.

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