May 23, 2018
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Copper piping, wiring stolen from city-owned site in Ellsworth


ELLSWORTH, Maine — Police are seeking the public’s help tracking down thieves who stole a substantial amount of copper piping, wiring and tools from a construction site at the new Ellsworth wastewater treatment plant earlier this week.

Lt. Harold Page with the Ellsworth Police Department said the theft occurred sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning. Page could not provide exact figures on Wednesday but said that “a large amount” of materials were stolen from the site where the city is building a new $21 million wastewater treatment facility on Bayside Road.

The city also posted a request for the public’s help on the department’s Facebook page.

“If they know anything or if they saw something suspicious Monday night, give us a call,” Page said. Anyone with information is asked to call 667-2168. Those who wish to remain anonymous can also call 669-6614.

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