Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested five area residents on Sept. 4 on charges of grand theft and felony criminal mischief in connection with the theft of copper wire, according to sheriff’s reports.
The five, four adults and one juvenile, all admitted guilt, according to Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office arrest notices.
In the reports filed by Sheriff’s Office Investigator Sergeant David Ehlert, copper wire from the tops of eight pivot irrigation systems in Hamilton County had been stolen between Aug. 10 and Sept. 1. The cost of the repairs to the pivots range from $2000 to $13,000, said Ehlert.
The five were booked into the Hamilton County Jail. The four adults remained in jail as of Wednesday, held on $60,000 bond each.