CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Troopers are looking for answers after nearly $20,000 worth of copper wire was stolen from a lumber mill in the Ebensburg area last week.

According to the report, police were called on Jan. 13 when someone noticed a skid of copper wire was missing from Fred Sherry Lumber in Barr Township, Cambria County.

The 4-inch wire was said to be on a pallet and was 800 feet long. Police believe whoever took it used the lumber mill’s equipment to load it onto their vehicle and/or trailer. The value of said copper is said to be $16,000 to $20,000.

Any persons with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the PSP Ebensburg Station at 814-471-6500 and speak to Tpr. Daniel Sweeney or anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at

All callers to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD for information that leads to an arrest, the solving of a crime/cold case or the location of a wanted person/fugitive or missing person.

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