Monday, July 29, 2013

An Increase in Property Crimes Affects Cell Towers

When property crimes spike, this increases the chance that items will also be stolen from cell phone towers. In Double Oak, Texas, the DOPD Chief, Derrick Watson, reported that, “On July 15 in the 8100 blk. Justin Rd. (behind the two churches) an unknown person(s) entered a cellphone tower enclosure and removed ten batteries without permission.  Approximate value of missing batteries is $3,500.  On July 22 in the 8100 blk. of Justin Rd. the backup batteries for the cell phone tower were stolen with a loss of approximately $4,200.”

The Double Oak police urge members of the community to pay close attention to their surroundings and report any suspicious behavior. With the area increasing in population, criminal activity is also increasing. Along with batteries being stolen from cell towers, thieves have also been stealing the copper wire in order to resell the copper to make a profit. Always keep your eyes open and report anything unusual to the police.

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