Wire theft leads to arrest

john strachanOn 11-10-15 at approximately 8 p.m. officers were dispatched to 1300 Indiana in reference to a possible theft.  Upon arrival, the officers spoke with the victim who reported that he observed the suspect looking into the bed of his work truck.  The victim asked the suspect what he was doing at which time the suspect walked away.  As the suspect left the scene, the victim discovered a coil of  aluminum wire and assorted electrical items missing from the bed of the truck.  The victim caught up with the suspect and detained him at the scene.  The stolen property was located close by where it had been hidden.  The suspect identified as John Elijah Strachan Jr., 2-11-1961 was placed under arrest at the scene for theft  of aluminum, bronze, copper or brass.

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