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Monday February 13th, 2012

Posted at 10:59am

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Over the past six months in the Essex County area there have been approximately 20 reported thefts of copper wire.

OPP say that the wire was either attached to structures or contained in large spools, and was of industrial grade and numerous repositories of copper wire were targeted.

In total approximately $70,000 worth of copper wire has been stolen from construction sites, windmill sites and hydro storage facilities. As a result of a thorough investigation, two separate crime syndicates were identified and OPP have charged five people.

They are:

Brandi Bishop age 27 years of age from Windsor – 1 count of Possession of Stolen Property over $5000

Randy Jenkinson age 29 years old from Windsor – 1 count of Possession of Stolen Property over $5000

Donald Jenkinson age 29 years old from Windsor – 4 counts of Possession of Stolen Property over $5000

Carl Fex age 34 years of Windsor — 11 counts of Break and Enter

Tina Larock age 30 years of Windsor — 1 count of Break and Enter, 1 count of fraud and 1 count possession of stolen property under $5000

The OPP Street Crime are still investigating and they say that more charges are possible.

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