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Copper thefts in Gig Harbor, Washington

Gig Harbor, Washington, continues to be victimized by individuals who are stealing copper, wherever it can be found.  The latest incidents involve the cutting of wiring leading to lighting structures. This is very costly to the community and even puts our children at risk.  If these wires are charged and exposed, coming into contact with them could be shocking to say the least.

I know you expect the police to investigate and resolve this, but don’t count on it.  They are already overworked and short on manpower.  It is your duty as a concerned citizen to be vigilant and report suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately.  Critical information such as the exact location of the incident, your observations, a vehicle description (make and color), a license plate number, and a description of the individuals involved, would be very useful.

If you have personal knowledge about these incidents, it is time to STAND UP and contact Gig Harbor Police immediately.     

If you have been on vacation, or are unaware of these crimes please read the THE NEWS TRIBUNE:


Donald A. Bambenek II, Bambenek Investigative Group

About Donald Bambenek II

Mr. Bambenek retired from the United States Customs Service as a Senior Special Agent on May 3, 2001. He had been assigned to the Seattle Office of Investigations, working in Seattle, SeaTac airport, and the seaports of Seattle and Tacoma from January 1993 until his retirement.

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