(BLOOMFIELD) - The Greene County Sheriff's Department, with cooperation from the Bloomfield Police Department, has allegedly cracked a vehicle and wire theft case that was reported in mid-May by an Interstate 69 construction project subcontractor.
Nick Schneider of the Greene County Daily World reports that a warrant was issued Thursday for 29-year-old David Brading, of New Albany.
He is accused of stealing a truck and more than $11,000 worth of copper wire and tools from the job site where he worked in Greene County. He will be charged with burglary, auto theft and theft.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Brading is alleged to have stolen 46 rolls of No. 4 copper wire and 22 rolls of No. 6 copper wire from a locked storage trailer owned by L.E. Myers Construction Company, of Rolling Meadows, Ill., sometime between 5 p.m. on May 11 and the morning of May 14.
Each roll contained 25 pounds of wire and was hidden under several bales of straw inside the storage trailer. Only employees knew where the wire was hidden.
Brading is also alleged to have taken a 2008 Dodge 3500 truck, several wrenches, bolt cutters, lineman gloves and sleeves.
The company, a utility subcontractor for Duke Energy on the I-69 project, maintains a job site on the southeast corner of the intersection of State Roads 54 and 57, commonly known as the Lighthouse Junction.
Company official Sam Maggard told police he suspected an employee was stealing the items.
Police recovered the truck on a dirt road in Medora. Brading's girlfriend, Teresa Kingery, told police that Brading had stolen the wire and had taken it to Grantline Recycling near New Albany.
Police after serving a search warrant at Brading's home found several of the items stolen from the construction site.
Brading was an employee at the contractor company until police served the search warrant and at that time he quit.
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