$7,000 in copper wire stolen from OSU construction site

2012-09-27T07:30:00Z $7,000 in copper wire stolen from OSU construction site Corvallis Gazette Times
September 27, 2012 7:30 am

Oregon State Police officers are investigating the theft of $7,000 in copper wire from a construction site at Oregon State University.

The wire was part of a solar panel project at a new building going up on Southwest Campus Way near the bike trail, said State Police Lt. Steve Mitchell.

The material had been secured in a padlocked cargo container, project manager Evans Ramsey reported to the State Police on Monday. The container was not damaged, but the padlock was missing, along with two other items from the container — an iPod and a boombox, valued at $200 each.

Ramsey told investigators that the property last was seen the week before, and that the theft was discovered at 5 p.m. Friday.

Mitchell said he didn’t know why the theft wasn’t reported until Monday. Investigators are checking leads and examining video surveillance footage, he said.

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