Public asked to help identify Aiken County copper wire thief

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 9:57 AM
Last updated 1:01 PM
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Aiken County authorities are searching for suspects who have broken into an Aiken County business four times this month.

Aiken authorities ask the public's help in identifying this suspected copper thief at a Monetta power station.  Special
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Aiken authorities ask the public's help in identifying this suspected copper thief at a Monetta power station.

On Sept. 1, man broke into the Aiken Electric CO-OP in the 400 block of Carolina Bay Trail in Monetta, S.C., and took high and low side switching gears, which is more than 150 feet of copper wiring, Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers said in an e-mail. The suspect also cut the fence at the facility, Sgt. Myers said. The theft and damage will cost business more than $2,500.

Aiken Electric CO-OP’s owner also reported three other incidents that mirror the theft on Sept. 1. The total damage and theft during those incidents will cost the company close to $10,000. If the thefts continue, the business owner told police the sub station in Monetta would have to be shut down, affecting thousands of Aiken County residents.

Anyone with information about these incidents can contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 1 (800) 922-9709 or 1 (888) CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous and will be eligible for a reward between $50 and $100.

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jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 09/17/09 - 10:43 am
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Man if they both had gotten

Man if they both had gotten electrocuted I wouldn't have even said TO BAD... if anything that's what they get LOL...

REDRIDER
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REDRIDER 09/17/09 - 11:42 am
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Dumb[filtered word] People

Dumb[filtered word] People

justus4
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justus4 09/17/09 - 11:49 am
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Huh? That pic is too small to
Unpublished

Huh? That pic is too small to see anything. That could be 3/4 of young minority men. Get a better image.

LaTwon
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LaTwon 09/17/09 - 11:56 am
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why r u profiling rastus?

why r u profiling rastus?

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 09/17/09 - 11:59 am
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Probably just chasing that

Probably just chasing that darn rabbit.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 09/17/09 - 12:44 pm
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They need to start giving

They need to start giving these thieves stiffer penalties when caught, burglary, robbery either one do not get the punishments they deserve!!!!

inside info
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inside info 09/17/09 - 01:11 pm
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it looks like there are two

it looks like there are two people on the picture. look in the upper left corner and it looks like someone climbing the tower?!?

misterme
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misterme 09/17/09 - 02:44 pm
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The Whitest da@#* african

The Whitest da@#* african american that I have ever seen!!!

misterme
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misterme 09/17/09 - 02:44 pm
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The Whitest da@#* african

The Whitest da@#* african american that I have ever seen!!!

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 09/17/09 - 03:39 pm
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Click the picture to enlarge

Click the picture to enlarge it! Justus4 that is a white guy, you are a closet racist against blacks. Now we know why you spew your hatred.

REDRIDER
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REDRIDER 09/17/09 - 03:50 pm
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Dumb A^^es

Dumb A^^es

ispy4u
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ispy4u 09/17/09 - 04:08 pm
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Typical description. Right

Typical description. Right ASITIS?

stumpjumper
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stumpjumper 09/19/09 - 07:19 am
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I'd say chech out Billy

I'd say chech out Billy Addie, but he croaked on us;however, his daughters and grandchildren are still alive.

Poetic
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Poetic 09/20/09 - 01:29 am
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white guy needs rogaine,

white guy needs rogaine, other guy needs clothes to fit. both are dressed kind of weird.

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