Thief Steals Copper From Live Wires

The thief took the copper from a live electric wire in Scott

A “dangerous” plan to steal 100 feet of live electrical wires netted more than $4,000 worth of copper, Scott Township police said.

“They were live wires, so they had to know what they were doing not to get electrocuted,” Scott police Sgt. Al Ballo said. “It was very dangerous.”

The thief took the copper wire Saturday from Building D at 98 Vanadium Road, police said. Investigators estimated the 100 feet of copper wiring would net $4,000 to $8,000 if sold at a scrap yard.

Ballo said it will cost about $15,000 to replace the stolen copper. He said police are investigating and looking through scrap yard records to see if they can find who stole the wires.


Burglary reported: Bridgeville police arrested two borough residents after investigators said they burglarized a Union Street home on April 12. Police said they charged Meredith Blake, 30, and Tim Foley, 31, with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, trespassing, criminal mischief and criminal conspiracy.

DUI arrest: Stephanie Weber, 21, of Casper, Wyo., was charged with drunken driving Sunday night, Bridgeville police.

Car vandalism: Bridgeville police said a borough man threw a street sign from Werner Street through a car window early Sunday morning. Police charged 23-year-old Matt Rinyu with public drunkenness, criminal mischief, theft and disorderly conduct.


Home burglarized: A burglary at a house in the 100 block of McMichael Road in Collier Township has been turned over to Allegheny County investigators. Collier police said $5,000 worth of jewelry and coins were taken during the April 23 burglary.

Drug possession charges: Collier police said they arrested two people on April 24 after they found them parked on Fort Pitt Road with the trunk open and empty beer cans in the car. Bobbi Jo Miller, 23, of Carnegie, and 19-year-old Jessica Bookser were both charged with possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct.

Teens arrested: Collier police said on Friday they found a suspicious car parked at Journey Church on Prestley Road. They charged Lisa Field, 19, of Mt. Lebanon, and a 17-year-old boy from South Fayette with possession of drug paraphernalia and drugs. Police said they also charged a 16-year-old juvenile from Bridgeville with disorderly conduct.


Domestic dispute: Erik G. Conway, 39, of Scott, was charged with harassment, assault, reckless endangerment, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after township police said he got into a fight with his child’s mother on April 26.

Assault charge: Scott Township police said they charged Robert Mowery, 22, of Scott, with assault following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend on April. 27.

Purse stolen: A woman told Scott Township police her purse was stolen from her shopping cart while she was at the Walmart on Thursday.

Man arrested on warrant: Jeremy W. Dzvorak, 24, of Scott, was arrested on an outstanding warrant following a traffic stop Thursday night.


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