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About 12:30 p.m. Monday, a representative of Oncor reported to Paris police that someone had stolen 1,200 feet of copper ground wire off of the utility poles from the 1100 block of West Center Street to Northwest Loop 286.
The representative estimated the value of the missing wire at $3,000.
Brandi Faye Martin, 33, of Paris has been charged with theft of material of which 50 percent is either aluminum or bronze or copper, police department Curtis Garrett said. The investigation initiated in the 4000 block of Clarksville Street on May 30, when Martin was observed removing copper from a building, Garrett said.
The investigation is under further investigation of Martin, whose residence formerly was 368 Dewey St. in Deport.
By Charles Richards, eParisExtra