Cell tower copper theft reported


November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Page County are investigating the theft of copper wiring from a cell phone tower. Officials say Sean Monahan, of Essex, reported Monday that someone climbed the Chat Mobility tower at 404 Howland Street in Emerson, and removed about 160-feet of two-watt stranded copper cable. The cable was valued at $1,200. The incident happened sometime between October 27th and November 12th.

You may recall we told you last week, that another Chat Mobility cell phone tower had been hit during the same time frame. Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County reported that sometime between October 25th and November 7th, someone cut and stole 160-feet of copper wiring from the Chat Mobility tower at 1926 Ironwood Avenue, in Red Oak. They also took copper wire from a radio station tower in the area. The combined replacement cost of the wire was estimated at around $3,000.