in Georgia offer rewards for information on metal thefts
Georgia’s electric utilities are offering
$500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of
individuals involved in the theft of copper and other metals
from their property.
Copper thefts from substations, utility poles and lines continue
to be a growing problem for the industry. Any information could
be vital to the identification of thieves. The utility companies
are aggressively working with law enforcement agencies and scrap
recyclers to apprehend the perpetrators.
Details such as a tag number, a physical description of a person
or a car could be especially helpful. Anyone who observes suspicious
activity around an electric substation or other utility facility
is asked to contact the statewide copper theft hotline at 877-732-8717.
If a theft is in progress, the witness should notify 911 first.
The reward will be paid to anyone who furnishes information that
leads directly to the arrest and conviction of someone involved
in metals theft from a utility property in Georgia.
The $500 award is being offered by Dalton Utilities, Electric
Cities of Georgia, 42 electric membership cooperatives (EMCs),
Georgia EMC, Georgia Power, Georgia Transmission Corp. and Municipal
Electric Authority of Georgia.