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Copper Wire Thefts Cost Santee $48,000, Public Asked to Help Solve the Spree

Town Center Park in Santee
Town Center Park in Santee
The City of Santee asked for resident's help this week in solving a rash of copper wire thefts recently in the Town Center area of town that have cost the city about $48,000.

Thieves have struck at 13 locations in the last month, including Mast Park and Town Center Park, according to a blog post by the city.

Not only do the thefts cost the city, but it results in non-functioning lights for a period after the vandalism. The city said they're working to retrofit electrical boxes to make them less vulnerable to thieves.  

Anyone with information about the thefts, or if you see something suspicious, contact Det. Carl Miller at the Santee Sheriff’s Station at (619) 956-4037.

Also read: 
'Tweekers' Steal Copper Using Government Aid Cell Phones, Says Mayor
Susan Teague January 23, 2014 at 09:35 PM
Our lights have been out for several weeks now and the city's response was we are working on it and it maybe a few weeks. It is becoming a safety issue .
Circus Freakshow January 24, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Refer to THIS Santee PATCH article http://santee.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/moms-around-town-refer-to-santees-homeless-park HOMELESS.....another reason to leave Santee.
againstthegrain January 25, 2014 at 01:58 PM
they are or they're, not their

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