Anonymous Tip Leads To Big Find

An anonymous tip leads police to a big find in one eastern Kentucky town.

Police say they discovered nearly seven-hundred pounds of stolen copper wire at a home near Corbin.

Police are looking for someone or a group of people who stole copper wiring and then tried to burn it to make a lot of money.

It started Tuesday night when someone saw a fire and knew something wasn't right.

It may not look like much. A big pile of twisted, discolored wire. But this copper weighs more than seven hundred pounds. At a price of more than 3 dollars a pound, do the math and you realize this is worth a lot of money.

There's more than one thousand acres at C H Development and people say it's tough to catch trespassers who want to steal copper, burn off the insulation and sell it to make thousands of dollars.

On Tuesday night police responded to a call on Moore Hill.

The subjects burning the copper ran off before police could catch them.

People here say it's a high crime area and they think the copper thieves could also be the same group who's vandalized their property.

The Knox County Sheriff says arrests are pending in the investigation.


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