Alleged wire thief busted in Clovis with new device
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A new device protecting against copper wire theft could be saving the city of Clovis thousands of dollars.
The city doesn't want us to reveal exactly how it works, but it involves several layers of protection and a surveillance system. Police caught 39-year-old Lance McClain of Madera trying to break into one of the boxes Friday morning, thanks to the surveillance.
Janet Stoll-Lee with the Clovis Police Department said, "He actually hid in the bushes when he saw police coming to the park, so pretty much red-handed because he was right by where the theft was taking place."
The lids cost $150.00 each -- so the city is slowly replacing old street light lids with the new ones.
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