Man caught red-handed taking copper from Westar

Handcuffs (KSN File Photo)
Handcuffs (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita police say they arrested a 53-year-old man for taking copper wiring from Westar.

It happened in the 1900 block of East Central early Tuesday morning.

Westar contacted police after noticing a man taking up to 75 pounds of copper wiring on surveillance video.

Officers arrived and arrested a 53-year-old man.

“Westar did a great job working with the police department to coordinate and call when they saw something happening and quick response by officers was made to take a suspect into custody,” said Capt. Doug Nolte, Wichita Police Department. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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