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Copper wire stolen from Westar

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Law enforcement report¢ A 39-year-old Lawrence woman reported a theft of services worth $1,936 from Meineke, 2535 Iowa St. to Lawrence Police on Tuesday. The incident occurred on Tuesday.¢ A 16-foot black-and-wood trailer worth $2,000 was reported stolen from the 500 block of Michigan. A 32-year-old Lawrence woman reported the theft that occurred between 4 p.m. Friday Oct. 5 and 7:30 a.m. Monday. ¢ A 54-year-old Westar Energy employee reported the theft of copper grounding wire and damage to a chain-link fence from the 500 block of Vermont. The wire, valued at $2,4000, was property of Westar Energy. The damage to the fence is estimated at $200. According to a Lawrence Police report the incident occurred between midnight on Sept. 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday.Emergency callsLawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses: ¢ Assist invalid, 3:51 p.m. Tuesday, 1510 St. Andrews Dr. ¢ Gas leak, 5:21 p.m. Tuesday, 746 Ky. ¢ Lock-out, 6:53 p.m. Tuesday, 220 Sharon Dr. ¢ Motor vehicle accident, 1:03 p.m. Wednesday, 1003 E. 23rd St. ¢ Motor vehicle accident, 3:38 p.m. Wednesday, Iowa and West Ninth streets. ¢ Assist invalid, 4:47 p.m. Wednesday, 1310 N.Y. ¢ Carbon monoxide incident, 5:07 p.m. Wednesday, 1609 Troon Ln. ¢ Outside equipment fire, 5:12 p.m. Wednesday, 2521 Inverness Dr. ¢ Outside equipment fire, 6 p.m. 2521 Inverness Dr. ¢ Rescue or EMS standby, 2:43 a.m. Thursday, 412 Sixth St.

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bearded_gnome 6 years, 6 months ago

valued at $2,4000, was property of Westar Energy. The damage to the fence is estimated at $200. According to a Lawrence Police report the incident occurred

yeah...how much was dat wire???

and, spywell, the "profing department???" good one, I think the "profing department" might be at KU?

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 6 months ago

If they got a big roll of heavy wire, it would be $24K as the price of cooper has gone through the roof lately.

They would have to melt it down though, as every scrapper on the planet will now be on the alert for that much copper in wire form. Not a big deal though as an ordinary acetylene torch will handle it well and moulds would not be a problem. They'll get about 90% fo full scrap value so the cost of the torch will be nothing.

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spywell 6 years, 6 months ago

What dollar amount is $2,4000, .............Gigzillions. They'll write it off as .....? ie. After they collect from their insurance company. My gess is $2,400.00. I hear LJW is hiring in their profing department !, lol.

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The_Original_Bob 6 years, 6 months ago

Wittig is still stealing from Westar?

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Ragingbear 6 years, 6 months ago

How much you wanna bet that Weststar will try and use this to justify an increase on our "fuel charge" part of the bill?

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OnlyTheOne 6 years, 6 months ago

That'd be my guess - or a bad check, credit card.

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Steve Jacob 6 years, 6 months ago

"theft of services worth $1,936 from Meineke"

Someone please tell me what that means? Someone did not pay for service?

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