HARRODSBURG — A Harrodsburg man has been charged in connection with one of two recent thefts where thousands of dollars in copper wire were stolen from a local industry.
Louis Thomas Anderson, 49, of 502 Cornishville St. was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after allegedly stealing spools of copper wire from a Morris Drive warehouse leased by Corning Inc.
Harrodsburg police Detective Brian Allen said Anderson was charged with receiving stolen property less than $10,000 and criminal facilitation to commit third-degree burglary.
Police were notified of a possible car wreck on North College Street near Lynn Drive after someone heard a loud noise. Detective Allen said they discovered spools of wire in the road and a trailer with a spool of wire on it attached to a truck being driven by Anderson.
Upon investigation, police realized the Corning warehouse had been broken into, prompting them to further investigate Anderson. He was later arrested.
Due to the weight and size of the wire spools, it is believed he had one or more accomplices, but no other arrests have been made. Police said the wire was worth $9,500.
The theft follows a previous burglary on Aug. 15 in which more than $30,000 in copper wire was taken from the same warehouse. Police confirm the two thefts were similar. However, no arrests have been made in connection with the first burglary.
Corning declined to comment today on the thefts.