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Copper wire theft reported Monday

The problem of copper theft has been raised in Texas, and Michael Hedgepeth, 37, of Waxahachie is now facing a state felony charge for allegedly stealing wire made of the base metal.
Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said at 1 p.m. Monday Officer Brad Sherrard was dispatched to 1222 S. Kaufman St. in reference to a theft.
The complainant told Sherrard while at lunch someone had stolen copper wiring from a home the man was working at.
The complainant also said wire cutters were also missing and gave a description of the cutters along with the serial number of the wire to Sherrard.
Ennis police contacted a local recycling company to inform them of the theft and was then later contacted by the company in reference to a possible suspect. The suspect was questioned and said he found the copper wire on the ground while walking along the highway. Hopson said the serial number matched the wire in the suspect’s possession and a pair of wire cutters verified as the stolen property was also found in the man’s pocket.
Hedgepeth was arrested and charged with two counts of theft, including the state felony charge for the copper wire theft.

Juvenile and adult arrested
Ennis police arrested two involved in the theft of a purse from a coin-operated laundry business along S. Clay St. Monday.
According to Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson, at 12:55 a.m. police were dispatched to the scene in reference to the theft. The complainant stated her purse was taken and gave a description of the bag.
An attendant at the business said he observed two suspicious-acting males and recognized one, being a juvenile.
Police spoke with the juvenile’s mother and then questioned the suspect.
Hopson said the juvenile admitted to taking the purse and said the other man with him didn’t take the purse but did split the proceeds from the theft.
The unnamed juvenile and Pierre Struggs, 18, of Ennis were both arrested and charged with theft of more than $50 less than $500.

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