Police investigating copper thefts


State police are investigating separate copper thefts in Prospect and Beacon Falls.

About 100 feet of copper wire, valued at about $250, was stolen from the CL&P distribution center on Old Schoolhouse Road in Prospect, according to a press release issued by Troop I.

The theft occurred sometime between inspections on March 27 and April 14, when the theft was reported, the release stated.

A copper theft from the AT&T and T-Mobil cell tower on Rice Lane in Beacon Falls was reported April 16. According to police, several pieces of copper were stolen from the tower.

Both case remained under investigation. Anyone with information on the thefts can contact Troop I at (203) 393-4200.