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Copper thieves strike

Sometime between Oct. 1 and Oct. 17, unknown suspects went on a property in the 200 block of East Main Street, Lehigh, and cut a heavy-duty electrical cord, set fire to an electrical break box on a Hutchinson/Mayrath-brand grain auger, and removed copper components. The thieves also took an on-off switch. Marion County Sheriff Deputy Duane McCarty reported the loss was valued at $550.

Sometime between 7 p.m. Oct. 3 and 12:30 a.m. Oct. 4, two large, round bales caught on fire in the 1200 block of Remington Road, Marion. It is unknown if the bales were set on fire or caught fire, reported Marion County Sheriff Deputy Matt Vogt. The loss was valued at $90.

Seven mailboxes were damaged around 11 p.m. Oct. 12 on Indigo and Jade roads, Hillsboro. Deputy McCarty investigated the incidents that occurred when someone took a hard, thin object, such as a piece of pipe, and struck the tops of the mailboxes, destroying the mailboxes and some posts. The total loss of the mailbox and posts were valued at $515.

Last modified Oct. 22, 2008