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Amarillo Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Copper

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Sunday Amarillo police responded to a call of a theft in progress at 7th & Bonham.

An Xcel substation is located at that address.  While en route, police were notified an Xcel employee who also happened to be a Randall County Deputy on commissioned reserve had a suspect detained.

Police took Trygve Orbeck, 43 into custody and booked him into Potter County for felony charge of theft of materials, evading arrest and was wanted for a Municipal court warrant.

Police believe Orbeck entered the substation and began removing copper wire from a spool, threading the wire through a fence.  He was then detained by the Xcel employee.

For more information see this source article.

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