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Police Make Scrapper Arrests

Posted at: 12/04/2012 10:50 AM
Updated at: 12/04/2012 11:54 AM

(ABC 6 News) - The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department has arrested two people in connection with copper thefts.

Michael Thanghe and Amber Janovski, both of Faribault, were arrested after deputies found them at a People’s Co-Op sub-station in Eyota.

Authorities say more than $2,000 dollars worth of copper wire was found in their vehicle.

Thanghe allegedly told officers he was stealing the copper because he had a severe addiction to meth.

A crime alert had been put out on the two suspects due to an incident at a recycling center in Lakeville earlier this month.

Both Thanghe and Janovski are facing charges of 1st degree damage to property.