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W.Va. police arrest 6 suspects in theft of copper

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia State Police say they have arrested six and are seeking two more suspects in the theft and sale of copper wire from a Logan County company.

The company, Frontier Communications, has estimated the thefts represent losses totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars in copper wire, down time to customers and maintenance and repair.

The arrests announced Tuesday include five in Logan County and one in Parkersburg.

Each has been charged with numerous counts, including grand larceny, receiving stolen property and destruction of public utility property.

State police say they are still seeking to arrest two additional suspects in the copper thefts.


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