Copper Wire

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Report: 3 LIRR Workers Accused Of Stealing Thousands Of Pounds Of Copper Wire

Three Long Island Rail Road workers have been charged with stealing thousands of pounds of copper wire from the railroad and selling it for scrap.

03/22/2014

Mug shots of the suspects arrested in an alleged LIRR copper theft scheme (credit: Handout/Nassau County District Attorney’s Office)

Final Ex-LIRR Worker Sentenced In Copper Theft Scheme

The prosecutor had sought 90 days in jail. But the judge said Michael Carsten, 27, should get on with his life and sentenced him Tuesday to a one-year conditional discharge, plus a fine and restitution.

02/18/2014

Passengers board a Long Island Rail Road in Mineola - June 19, 2013 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

LIRR: Copper Theft To Blame For Morning Delays, Cancellations

Spokesman Aaron Donovan said the copper theft caused nearly 10 cancellations during the morning rush.

08/23/2013

AP File Photo

$75K In Copper Stolen From NJ Power Plant

Detective Capt. Robert Rowan of the Clifton Police Department says holes were cut in the fence at the PSE&G plant on Thanksgiving and several large sections of copper wire were take from 10-foot-tall spools.

11/30/2010