Man arrested after stealing wire from employer, selling it at auto yard

Indiana State Police

A man was arrested last weekend after stealing wire and selling it at an auto yard.

Indiana State Police were asked to investigate a theft of wire from the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District. The transportation district told state police that they believed it had been stolen by one of its employees.

Investigators found a video of a transportation district employee taking a spool of wire from the storage area and placing into a truck owned by the N-I-C-T-D without approval to do so.

The truck was equipped with a GPS device that reported it had stopped at a Michigan City residence on the same day as the theft.

The residence was the home address of the suspect, identified as Kevin Woods.

Further investigation showed that Woods had made three deposits at Paul’s Auto Yard in Westville and was paid 531 dollars for copper totaling 241 pounds.

He was arrested and booked into La Porte County Jail on a theft charge. SOQ

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