Catoosa authorities looking for cable stripping thieves

RINGGOLD, Georgia (WDEF) – Catoosa County continues to have problems with someone cutting overhead cable lines to get copper.

The vandals/thieves have cut sections of cable from telephone poles over the last few months, causing television and internet outages in the area.

The most recent cases were on Lane Road between Alabama Highway and West Nickajack Road.

But those wires had just been upgraded to fiber optic, so no copper wiring.

Still the hanging wires caused thousands of dollars in damages.

Catoosa officials say they have struck Lane Road, West Nickajack Road, and Hullender Road, before.

Investigators believe the suspects live in the area.

They also believe they us a deer stand to climb the poles, which means they would have a pickup truck to carry it.

“If you live in the area and have noticed anything suspicious, or have any information, please contact Captain Jeremy Keener with the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 935-2424.”

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from Catoosa County Sheriff

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