Two northwest Indiana men were arrested Monday night after state troopers found rolls of copper wire and wire cutters in the truck they were driving in the area of Interstate 69 and Indiana 8 near Auburn.
The officers found 10 rolls of insulated copper wire in the bed of the truck and a pair of wire cutters in the driver’s pants pocket.
One of the officers checked the light poles at a nearby highway interchange and found that wire had been cut and removed from four of them.
The estimated cost of the wire is $2,000 to $3,000 according to police.
29 year old Ryan Self and his passenger, 36 year old Jerome Dunams each was arrested on a charge of felony theft.
Both men are locked up in the DeKalb County Jail.