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December 4, 2012
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Thief nabs copper cell wiring

An unknown thief has made off with about $500 in copper grounding wire from the Verizon cell phone tower on Boulder Court, according to a Douglas County Sheriff's deputy's report.

On Nov. 13, a technician working at the site noticed many of the station's grounding wires had been cut and between 50 and 60 feet of copper wire had been removed, according to the report.

A Verizon employee told the deputy that repair and replacement of the damage would cost between $2,000 and $2,500.

A person could have easily accessed the cell tower through damaged fencing at the site, according to the report.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Dec 4, 2012 08:54PM Published Dec 4, 2012 08:53PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.