They just cannot catch a break!
Suwannee River Fair and Livestock Assoc. president Loran Brookins made a saddening discovery on Tuesday July 3, 2012. Brookins went to the Fairground to conduct some business. When he tried to turn the lights on, nothing happened. Thinking a breaker had blown, he checked the electrical box only to discover that the copper wiring had been stripped.
It appeared that the suspect(s) broke a window to gain entry into the showroom area of the pavilion. Once inside they removed approximately 1000 feet of wiring for the lights, taking time to remove the wires from the walls, wire from inside the conduit to the electrical sockets and lighting fixtures and the adjoining offices. There is thousands of dollars worth of damage, for a few dollars in copper.
Copper thieves are difficult to capture. However, new laws have recently passed that require persons' who scrap copper products sign a statement where the copper came from. The Levy County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for any lead that would identify the party responsible for this crime. If you have information please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 1-877-349-8477. You could be eligible for a reward.
Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office