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Copper ground wire stolen from REA poles

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Thieves stole copper from power poles belonging to the Runestone Electric Association (REA).

On Monday, March 31, an REA lineman conducting routine line patrol work discovered that 39 power poles north of Cyrus had been vandalized. Vandals had cut the copper ground wire off at the ground up to as far as they could reach without a ladder.

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It is not known exactly when the theft occurred. The incident is under investigation by the Stevens County Sherriff’s Office.

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