Smoke, Fire and Copper Wire

Smoke, Fire and Copper Wire
Photo: lots of stolen metal

STOCKTON – Although the call was for smoke, and maybe fire, law enforcement also discovered a lot of copper wire.

The scene was a home in the 3200 block of Highway 99. Responding officers “spotted sheathing and insulation from telephone wires in the driveway.”

copper-wire

more stolen wire

First, officers recognized the female at the residence as someone with a warrant out on her.  She was arrested for that.

In addition, they also arrested a man in the house.

It was what was in the backyard that especially got their attention.  The smoke, and fire, came from a burn pit. The duo were “melting the insulation off of copper wire.”

copper-wire

burn pit

Needless to say, the burn pit was “active.” Authorities also found “cut telephone wires that belonged to AT&T.”

 

The charge? Felony possession of stolen property. The arrestees? 37-year-old Brittany Lankford and 35-year-old Steven Stewart.

 

 

Smoke, Fire and Copper Wire was last modified: June 20th, 2018 by admin
Categories: San Joaquin

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