4/12/2013 7:46 AM
by Nadine Grimley
WELCH - State police investigate copper theft from a communications tower in McDowell County.
Trooper C.S. Dunn with the Welch Detachment told Newswatch 200 to 300 feet of copper wire, valued at about $2,000, was reported missing from the county's 911 center tower. It happened between 5:00 p.m. Monday and 1:00 p.m. Wednesday on Radio Tower Road in Hemphill.
A spokesperson from the 911 center said operations were not affected.
There aren't any witnesses or suspects at this time.
Anyone with information can call (304)-436-2101.