Copper wire thieves arrested – Akron News-Reporter

Yuma County Sheriff

The early morning hours of September 13, 2022 saw the culmination of a three-month theft investigation that spanned four counties in northeastern Colorado.

Thefts of copper wires from electrical substations throughout the region have occurred on several occasions and the hunt for the culprits has begun. A joint investigation by multiple agencies led officials to identify that the main actors were from Yuma County. These individuals were put under surveillance on several occasions. This surveillance led to their arrest in the pre-dawn hours while stealing copper from an electrical substation on Highway 36 near Last Chance in Washington County.

Yuma County Sheriff’s Office staff really enjoyed the hunt to catch these thieves. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Morgan Police Department and citizens for their helps catch thieves.

“One of the recurring themes I’ve heard since becoming sheriff is the phrase ‘it’s just a property crime’ and no one gets hurt, so it’s no big deal because Colorado is following. California’s example in dealing with people who break the law Let insurance cover it or as one thief said “I only rob from the rich” I guess everyone was richer than him in his eyes, because he was stealing from everyone. I totally disagree with that sentiment. I believe that when you steal someone’s stuff, it’s more than an object. The thief steals something that can never be replaced – time The victim of theft has spent time and effort earning money to buy something they feel they need in their life, be it a car, a television or tools for his job. I had a victim who told me that the thief stole his ability to earn a living by stealing nt his building tools. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office will always try to catch thieves to the best of their abilities. As usual, the thefts are almost linked to the illegal use of drugs in our communities, as people try to find ways to fund their addiction. Unfortunately, the thefts are a consequence of Colorado’s stance on being soft on drug crimes. Thank you for your time,” Yuma County Sheriff Todd Combs said.