Monday, April 8, 2013

Press Release - Copper Burglary

Below is a press release from April 6, 2013 from Milton Police Lieutenant John Conger.  The incident described below is believed to have occurred sometime after March 30, 2013

Today, at approximately 2:00pm, our agency responded to the report of yet another residential copper theft burglary. This is the fourth similar incident since January that has been reported in the City of Milton. The vacant residence was located in the 300 block of Rogers Street, and entry was forced through a rear window on the West side of the house.

All of the exposed copper piping had been removed from the residence in the incident. Nothing else of value was reported stolen. 

We are continuing to ask that owners of vacant homes, realtors and neighbors that are nearby vacant homes to be extra vigilant in securing the properties and that neighbors report any suspicious behavior at such homes.

Individuals that come forward with information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for this crime are eligible for a cash reward through Janesville Area Crimestoppers. Individuals with tips can remain anonymous. If you have information regarding this incident please contact the Milton Police Department at 757-2244 or Janesville Area Crimestoppers at 756-3636. Anonymous tips can also be sent via text to CRIMES (274637), then enter JACS, plus your message.