Copper stolen from tower in Philo Township
PHILO — Champaign County sheriff's deputies are looking for the person or persons who stole copper from a transmission tower belonging to AT&T.
Lt. Curt Apperson said the tower is on County Road 1100 N in Philo Township.
Sometime between Nov. 6 and Dec. 4, someone stole a bus bar (a strip of copper that conducts electricity), wires and other hardware attaching tower components to the bus bar. The loss was put at $2,010, Apperson said.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the sheriff's office at 384-1213 or Crimestoppers at 373-8477.