Idaho wire thieves nabbed in wireless GPS sting - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho wire thieves nabbed in wireless GPS sting

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A southern Idaho law enforcement agency used a wireless global position system device to track wire thieves. Here's how deputies in Cassia County did it. They took a big roll of pivot wire, outfitted it with a GPS tracking device and deposited it in a construction area in southern Idaho.

Wire thieves often hit such sites, making their money by turning in the purloined goods to recyclers. But KTVB-TV reports that deputies found the stolen wire, along with six more rolls of wire, in a trailer being towed by 33-year-old Jarrod Brown of Caldwell.

Brown was arrested, along with 29-year-old Joseph Lancaster of Parma. With this success, law enforcement agents say they'll continue to use GPS help to catch other wire theft suspects.

 

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