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2 R.I. men accused of trying to steal copper wire


NORTH STONINGTON — Connecticut state troopers said they arrested two Rhode Island men Wednesday for trying to steal copper wire from a State Police telecommunications tower site.

According to a press release from Connecticut State Police, an alarm at the tower sounded Monday morning. Police responded to find two men who said they worked for a communication company. One man tried to run away, and police later determined the men were attempting to take the copper wire. The two men were arrested and held on bond.

In addition to serving as a State Police communications hub, the tower is also a communications hub for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. The damage to the tower was estimated at $6,000 to $10,000.

John Fahey, 25, of Pascoag, and Jeffery Joergensen, 24, of Chapachet, were each charged with breach of peace; first-degree criminal trespassing; first-degree criminal mischief; third-degree larceny; second-degree reckless endangerment; interfering with police; possession of drug paraphernalia; and criminal misrepresentation.

Fahey was held on $50,000 cash or surety bond and Joergensen was held on a cash or surety $25,000 bond. Both were scheduled to appear in New London’s Geographic Area 10 Court.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident, or knowledge of similar incidents, is asked to contact Troop E in Montville at 860-848-6500.



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