Craighead Electric reports suspicious activity near substation

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR  (KAIT) – Authorities in the Black Oak area are on the lookout for someone who may have tried to steal copper wire from a power substation, according to an incident report from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

An incident report filed on Friday afternoon stated that an employee with Craighead Electric called to report the gate to a substation just outside of Black Oak had been opened. The employee said crews, at the time, were working to restore power to several areas from a wind storm, which damaged trees and power lines.

Nothing was reported missing; however, Craighead Electric has been reporting instances of copper theft lately.

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