Niagara Falls pair face charges after copper wire stolen from tower

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Published November 17, 2022 at 11:38 am

Niagara Parks Police usually make a handful of impaired driving busts over the year but a theft bust is pretty rare.

The Niagara Parks Police don’t make many arrests in a year – maybe a couple of dozen tops and the great majority are for impaired drivers along the Niagara Parkway.

Suffice it to say, the Niagara Parks ‘coppers’ don’t see much in the way of theft… especially copper theft.

However, that’s precisely what happened yesterday (November 16) morning at 10:15 am when they were called to a hydro tower at 2405 Niagara Parkway.

When they arrived, they found two suspect with both stolen copper wire and cutting tools.

Yan Charron, 46, and Timothy Bennett, 44, both of Niagara Falls, are facing charges of theft and are due in court to face those charges on January 23, 2023.

Copper wire is valued at roughly $4.50 per pound (450 grams). One Peel scrap metal recycling centre is presently offering $4.32 per pound.

The Niagara Parks Police is a force of fewer than 25 who patrol 56 km of roadway from Niagara-on-the-Lake down to Fort Erie on the edge of the Niagara River and Niagara Gorge.

 

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