Stolen underground conduit causes $1,500 in damage
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report that 100 feet of underground conduit was stolen sometime in July.
The Sheriff’s office was told that two, 50-foot sections of underground aluminum cord wire with copper concentric wires was stolen in the area of the 9000 block of County Road 10 SE, according to Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kirby Long.
The stolen material is worth an estimated $240, but the remaining approximately 300 feet of conduit had to be replaced, causing a $1,500 loss, Kirby said. The theft occurred sometime between July 11 and July 23.
In order to steal the wire, Kirby said a winch or a vehicle hooked up to the wire was likely needed.