Crime of the Week

January 6, 2011

$25,000 worth of copper wire stolen from Cornejo Materials

The crime

The crime

Sometime between Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 8 a.m., someone cut through the fence to the Cornejo Materials property at 6700 S. Grove. The burglars broke into the main control building. Once inside the control panel, wires were cut and the burglars stripped a large amount of copper wire from the machines. The loss of the copper wire is estimated at $25,000. The damage to the property and machines exceeded $5,000.

Whom to contact

If you have information about this case or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All tips received are secure and anonymous.

If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a nonprofit organization of residents against crime.

Crime Stoppers case number: 1101

Department case number: 10S013289

Lead detective: Det. Nathan Gibbs, Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office

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