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Posted at 7:33 AM ET, 12/29/2010

Copper wire theft in Charles Co.

By The Associated Press

Charles County officials say thieves climbed an electrical pole to steal some 4,000 feet of copper wire from a utility company.

Police say the wire stolen Tuesday morning belonged to the Southern Maryland Electric Company.

The wire was being supported between two poles, and thieves apparently climbed an electrical pole to get it.

Sheriff's department spokeswoman Diane Richardson says copper and industrial metals are attractive targets for thieves who attempt to recycle the metal for money.

By The Associated Press  | December 29, 2010; 7:33 AM ET
Categories:  Charles  
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It's time for contractors to stop leaving the material laying around. Bring it as you need it. Take away what you don't use.

Posted by: jckdoors | December 29, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

How did Bubs push his shopping cart all the way to Charles County?

Posted by: cuminga | December 29, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

"How did Bubs push his shopping cart all the way to Charles County?"

Would be quite a push from Baltimore, maybe he traded some white tees and hats for cab fare.

Posted by: BEEPEE | December 29, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like bubbles from "the wire" has struck again!!!

Posted by: Gooddad | December 29, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Times are getting hard, unemployment gets cut off what do you expect its called survival

Posted by: Frank60 | December 29, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Now all they need is 1.21 gigawatts of power and a flux capacitor.

Posted by: krickey7 | December 29, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

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