Amarillo Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Copper
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.