Attempted copper theft suspected after poles cut on Grey Cloud IslandAuthorities suspect someone may have cut down power poles in an attempt to steal copper wire.
Authorities suspect someone may have cut down power poles in an attempt to steal copper wire.
A St. Paul Park police officer responded to a grass fire about 8:20 p.m. Aug. 21 in the 9100 block of Grey Cloud Island Trail. Cottage Grove firefighters who were called to the scene found downed power lines over the fire, according to a police report.
Fire crews also found a backpack with tools near the fire. Nearby, two power poles had been cut down.
Xcel Energy repaired the power lines.
No arrests were made.