Copper wire stolen in Lake Cowichan

Cutting through a chain link fence, thieves made off with approximately 100 feet of copper wire, some time between July 29 and August 2.

  • Mon Aug 8th, 2011 2:00pm
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Cutting through a chain link fence, thieves made off with approximately 100 feet of copper wire, some time between July 29 and August 2.

The wire, valued at approximately $200, was taken from the BC Hydro field station located at the end of Cowichan Avenue West.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, or any other incident in the Cowichan Lake area, is asked to contact the Lake Cowichan RCMP at 749-6668, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The theft of copper wiring has long since been a problem in the Cowichan Lake area.

The copper is hawked to scrap metal dealers.

Usually, it’s telephone lines that are stolen.

Telus is currently in the process of replacing its lines with fire optic lines, which allow for higher internet bandwidth, and are pretty well worthless to thieves.

Last December, a man was arrested after being found with 100 metres of stolen Telus lines in the back of his truck.

The arrest came as a result of a tip from a member of the public.