Burglars Hit OPPD Substation

Around $2,000 worth of copper wiring has gone missing from an OPPD station.

Any employee discovered a burglary on the site last week near 27th and Q.

A police report says burglars had cut through the surrounding fence.

They entered and stole 100 feet of copper wiring.

OPPD says this kind of activity is very dangerous.

“Any time anybody goes to steal copper, they don't know what they're getting into. They really could be risking shock, even death, so it's not a safe situation. You just don't know what you're going to find. Thieves are getting more and more desperate, and that's scary," says Jodi Baker, of OPPD.

OPPD says its sites are burglarized up to 40 times a year.

When it happens, it replaces the wire with an aluminum material.

It's harder to take and the salvage value is much less.

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