Milton police: Copper theft from home 6th such burglary this year

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Neil Johnson
Monday, April 29, 2013

MILTON—Police in Milton are reporting yet another theft of copper tubing from a vacant residence on the city’s east side.

According to a news release from the Milton Police Department, police were called to a residence in the 1100 block of Arthur Drive for a burglary. Police investigating the burglary discovered the residence was stripped of copper tubing.

Police believe this latest burglary may have happened within the last two weeks. A total dollar value of copper stolen was not immediately available. Investigators said they discovered forced entry to the residence through a garage window.

It’s the sixth time this year that property owners have reported burglary of copper pipes from vacant residences in Milton. Police say that thieves seem to be targeting homes that are clearly vacant or on the market for sale.

Authorities are asking residents to report suspicious activities near vacant properties to police. Police are offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in the burglary. People can notify the Milton Police Department anonymously by calling 608-757-2244, or the Janesville Area Crimestoppers at 608-756-3636.

Anonymous tips also can be sent via text to CRIMES (274637), then enter JACS plus your message.

Last updated: 9:17 am Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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