Copper thefts a problem for State Police

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – State police are searching for two men who were trying to steal copper from a light post on Interstate 65.

The incident happened Monday evening just south of the rest stop in White County. A trooper on County Road South 1000 West saw two men flee the scene on foot. They were described as wearing dark clothing.

State police said people stealing copper from the light posts on I-65 has been an issue for about two months.

As of 11 p.m. Monday, troopers were still out in the fields, searching for the men. A K-9 officer with the Indiana State Police and one with the White County Sheriff’s Office were also on scene. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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