Investigators say they may have prevented a copper theft from the grounds of a power company early Friday morning.
A security guard at Blue Grass Energy on U.S. 27 in Nicholasville called police after noticing some unusual activity.
Police responded to the scene and pulled over an SUV.
They questioned one man and arrested two others.
Police believed those two men took off in a field near the building.
Investigators spent hours searching the area, along with dogs from Lexington Police.
Police think the suspects may have gotten inside a garage on the property. where vehicles and copper are stored.