By Diona Eskew
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” A recent theft of copper wire from a Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) substation has sprouted an investigation.
â€śSeveral hundred feet of copper wire and copper lugs were stolen from the Burr Oak substation,â€ť said NIPSCO Director of External Communications Nick Meyer. â€śUnfortunately, with serving 32 counties, we see these kind of incidents sometimes.â€ť
Thieves target copper wire to sell it to scrap dealers. The theft isnâ€™t just a criminal matter. It could be a matter of life and death.