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Metal thieves damage Brigham Center; 1 arrested

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 2:32 PM
Last updated 7:54 PM
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A 19-year-old has been charged after police said he caused more than $40,000 in damage while removing metal from the Henry R. Brigham Community Center.

Zander Wheeler was booked into the Richmond County Jail on Thursday with four counts of criminal damage to property in the second degree.  SPECIAL
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Zander Wheeler was booked into the Richmond County Jail on Thursday with four counts of criminal damage to property in the second degree.

Deputies went to the facility at 2463 Golden Camp Road on Tuesday where they discovered four 10-ton industrial sized air conditioner units and two 5-ton units had been stripped of aluminum coils and copper tubing. The damage was estimated at $45,000 to $50,000, according to Richmond County sheriff’s Investigator Kendall Brown.

Zander Wheeler was booked into the Richmond County Jail on Thursday with four counts of criminal damage to property in the second degree.

The investigation continues and more arrests are expected, police said.

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David Parker
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David Parker 01/20/12 - 03:18 pm
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Sounds like they tried to

Sounds like they tried to sell to the recycle center and got popped. 50k worth of damage = how much in recycled metal?

david jennings
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david jennings 01/20/12 - 03:38 pm
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And the taxpayers take it on

And the taxpayers take it on the chin

David Parker
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David Parker 01/20/12 - 03:52 pm
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feels like it landed a bit

feels like it landed a bit lower with the nauseated feeling in my gut.

Buckwheat
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Buckwheat 01/21/12 - 08:19 am
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He prob wouldnt have gotten

He prob wouldnt have gotten enough for 8 hours worth of crack

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