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Wed, June 26

Police arrest copper theft suspects

Tina Whitehead

Tina Whitehead

Prescott Police arrested a Prescott couple they believe took $22,000 worth of property, mostly copper wire, from Delta Diversified Electric at 3060 Center Point East in Prescott.

Police arrested John P. Whitehead, 36, and Tina L. Whitehead, 43, on charges of theft, burglary and trafficking in stolen property. John also has a charge of unlawful use of means of transportation.

Police say the couple took approximately 5,000 pounds of copper wire from Delta Diversified Electric. John Whitehead is a former employee, who left the company four days before the burglary.

Officers found out that the Whiteheads were trying to sell the copper wire at a local recycling center. They recovered the wire at 6500 Williamson Valley Road in Prescott and at 2515 Cherokee Road in Chino Valley.

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