Sheriff: Stolen wire worth very little

Sheriff: Stolen wire worth very little

IZARD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Izard County Sheriff's Department is investigating multiple reports of stolen telephone wire.

Sheriff Tate Lawrence says the wire is being removed from poles late at night in mostly rural areas.

He said the wire contains very little copper and has little worth at the scrap yards.

Lawrence says 1,000 feet of wire will only produce "a handful of copper."

He says that "might be enough…to buy a soft drink."

The sheriff urges anyone seeing any suspicious activity to call his office at (870) 368-4203.

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