(Deming) – Law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help in solving a recent rash of copper wire thefts.
Deming Police Chief Michael Carillo said the community is being hurt by the thieves attacking churches… the museum… businesses… clubs and lodges… and residences, and disrupting operations by cutting electrical, phone and cable lines for the copper. Carillo also said business owners who buy the copper need to alert law enforcement personnel when any sales seem suspicious – even if the amount being sold doesn’t meet the threshold for mandatory reporting. And he asked residents to report any suspicious small fires or electrical burn smells in their neighborhood because the thieves are burning the insulation off the copper wire before selling it.
Anyone with information on the copper thefts is urged to report anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 546-7800. Calls
to Crime Stoppers are never recorded or traced, and you could get a cash reward for your information.
Carillo also said people can report anonymously to the Deming Police Department either by phone or mail.