Butler County Times Gazette
  • Kan. copper thieves targeting irrigation systems

  • Copper thieves have been targeting pivot irrigation systems in rural Sedgwick County.
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  • Copper thieves have been targeting pivot irrigation systems in rural Sedgwick County.
    The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/13EJCa6 ) that the thieves are yanking copper wire from the pivots to sell as scrap.
    Sedgwick County sheriff's Sgt. Scott Plummer said in a statement that there have been at least six confirmed thefts involving pivot irrigation systems in rural northwest Sedgwick County over the last three months.
    The thefts have caused more than $18,000 in damage and a loss of copper worth more than $15,000.
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