Marshall County Sheriff’s Department detectives continue to investigate the theft of wire from utility poles.
Marshall County REMC workers and their customers have noticed that the copper-covered ground wire has been removed off of a number of utility poles in the past several months. This is a concern as the ground wire is a safety device to ensure that extra electricity will flow into the ground, rather than destroying electronics, causing fires, or harming those working on the power lines.
While there’s no real money to be made in scrapping these items, there is still a cost to replace the damaged equipment.
Marshall County REMC’s main concern about the entire issue is the safety of their workers and customers.
If you see anyone who is not an REMC employee tampering with a power line or other equipment, call 911 and report it, or call REMC.