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Crime Stoppers "Crime of the Week" - Theft of Copper

crimestoppers logoOver the past 3 weeks, over 7,000 pounds of copper wire have been stolen from utility poles in the western part of Lamar County.

These thefts have been between US 82 West, FM 38 North, FM 2820, and up to FM 79. These thefts have resulted in a loss of over 25,000 feet of copper wire.

Some of these thefts have disrupted service to numerous homes and businesses. Lamar Electric Cooperative has estimated the replacement cost to be over $15,000.

If you have seen any suspicious activity in the areas listed, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers with that information. The information that you have may be the information that is needed to get the suspect or suspects arrested.

If the information that you give leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 and you will remain anonymous.

Persons with information about this, or any other felony crime can contact Crime Stoppers 4 different ways, 24 hours a day- 7 days a week and remain anonymous… Lamar County Crime Stoppers 2910 Clarksville St. Paris, TX 75460/ P.O. Box 1533 Paris, TX 75461 Tips line: (903)785-tips Office: (903)737-4111 Fax: (903)737-4142.

1. By phone at (903)785-tips (8477)

2. By going online and logging onto and submitting a tip there. Persons can also get more information about other featured crimes.

3. By text message- send your message to “crimes” (274637) and by adding “tip120” in front of your message.

4. And now smart phone users can submit a tip by downloading and using our new mobile app called TipSubmit. Visit our website for details.

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