Suspects steal 20K in wire from Yamhill quarry

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by Evan Sernoffsky, kgw.com staff

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Posted on May 10, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Updated Friday, May 10 at 10:33 AM

YAMHILL, Ore. – Three men stole $20,000 worth of copper wire from a rock quarry in Yamhill County early Monday morning, deputies said.

Just before 2 a.m., the suspects broke into the Baker rock quarry near Dayton and took more than 1,000 feet of heavy-gauge wire, said Capt. Tim Svenson with the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office.

After a previous break in, the owners set up a trail camera that takes pictures when a sensor is tripped near the control center where the wire was stolen.

The camera turned up a host of images of the suspects, who came prepared with equipment to steal the wire and were in and out in less than an hour.

Photos: Suspects steal wire from Yamhill quarry

One of the men has a ponytail running down to the middle of his back. Anyone who recognizes any of the suspects was asked to call Deputy Justin Brester at 503-434-7506.

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