STATUS: Approved

Alert Details
Theft Type: Reporting a Theft
Theft of: Telephone cable (Copper)
Date and Time of Theft: 10/8/2018 01:00
Broadcast: 10/10/2018 10:56:32 AM
United States Edwardsville ILLINOIS 62025 MADISON 5772-5886 N State Rt 159
Metal - Copper and Brass
Name Brand/Serial:
Color: Copper
Length: 1000
Diameter: 1
Weight(lbs.): 389
Total Dollar Amount: 9,000.00 (Estimated)
Additional Identifying Characteristics:
Subjects cut approx. 1,000ft of 50 pair (19 gauge) telephone cable from poles (500ft spans from two locations on Rt 159.) Stolen copper cable should weigh about 390lbs in total, but is typically cut into smaller lengths and recycled in amounts to avoid required reporting/payment laws. Copper cable is usually presented as #2 burnt copper after sheath is burnt off (See attached picture of bare wire-"rats nest".) Theft was to critical infrastructure, which could affect access to 911 service in the area of the theft. Contact AT&T Asset Protection: 800-807-4205 or 314-331-9805 (So. IL investigators)

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Law Enforcement Information
Agency Name: Madison County Sheriff
Phone Number: (618) 692-4433
Email Address:
Officer Name: Dpty Marc Ashby
Case Number: 2018-24315
Broadcast Radius:
100 miles
Special Handling: