Copper Thieves Took 7,000 lbs From Business

Posted On January 11, 2012

A similar piece of the

wire to that taken from a

business in Walton.


(Walton, Ky.) – Police in Boone County are trying to track down whoever stole approximately 7,000 pounds of copper.


Thieves took about 710 feet of the large gauge wire from Eaton Asphalt on Frogtown Road in Walton on either December 23 or January 5. Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies say all that copper wire is worth about $20,000.


Investigators say an alert was immediately sent to area locations which buy copper, but no one has reported seeing it.


Anybody with information on the theft is asked to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Department at (859) 334-2175 or Crimestoppers at (513) 352-3040. Tips can also be e-mailed to scrapunit@boonecountky.org.