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Thief Targets House Plumbing System

What kind of low-down louse would steal copper pipe from a house plumbing system? Agent Deborah Leigh Saunders of Coldwell Banker is asking herself that after a burglar swiped copper pipe from a vacant house at 27142 Clagstone Road/Athol, between April 18 and Wednesday, when the theft was noticed. The thief took the copper pipe from a closet in the basement containing the hot water heater. The thief took three pieces of 1-inch pipe -- in lengths of 48, 40, and 12 inches. The sheriff's report says the cut ends of the copper pipe remaining were crimped incidating they had been cut with a bolt cutter. The house has been vacant for a year.



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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