Reward offered for theft of copper wire

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COEUR d'ALENE - Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the theft of copper wire taken from the Avista substation on Huetter Road on Jan. 9.

Someone cut several of the grounding leads from the equipment causing about $10,000 worth of damage. The damage resulted in thousands of Avista customers losing power.

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest and law enforcement officials are asking for the public's assistance by offering the reward for any information that will help solve this crime.

Information received through Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is confidential. Callers do not have to give their names or appear in court.

Tips can be made by calling the Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest tip line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) OR by accessing the anonymous tip form on the Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest webpage: www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org

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