Georgetown men face copper theft charges
Two Georgetown men were arrested Feb. 12 in connection with copper theft from an irrigation system in January.
Police received a noise complaint at 2:50 a.m. Jan. 24 on a farm field off Deer Forrest Road, said Cpl. John Day of the Delaware State Police.
Police found two empty pickup trucks at the scene; one was parked under an irrigation system, Day said.
One truck was registered to Minos J. Wilson, 36, of Georgetown; Minos and his nephew, Chad A. Wilson, 27, of Georgetown cut several pieces of wire from the irrigation system before fleeing, Day said.
Both men turned themselves in Feb. 12 to Troop 4. They were charged with criminal mischief more than $5,000, second-degree conspiracy, theft under $1,500 and third-degree criminal trespass. They were released on $5,000 unsecured bond.
Day said theft of copper from irrigation systems continues to be a problem. Troopers ask anyone who may have any information in reference to these crimes to contact the Troop 4 Property Crimes Unit at 302-856-5850, Ext. 211.
Citizens may also provide a tip by texting keyword “DSP” plus the message to 274637 (CRIMES), or through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. Information can also be submitted through the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.