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Copper wire stolen from former Fleetwood property in Hancock

July 10, 2008|By HEATHER KEELS

HANCOCK - Hancock Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars worth of copper wire from the former Fleetwood Travel Trailers property recently purchased by the town, Town Manager David Smith said.

Smith said he walked in on two people removing the wire last week when he went by to check a meter. The thieves fled and were not caught, Smith said.

Town officials believe the theft had been taking place over several days, Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said.

The damage to the building's electrical system totaled $30,000 to $60,000, Smith said. The damage will be covered by Fleetwood's insurance, he said.

Meanwhile, town officials have been making calls to potential tenants for the property, which they hope to turn into an industrial park, Murphy said. Several state officials have agreed to advocate for state aid for the project once town officials have a more specific idea of what they might need, Murphy said.

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The town is considering hiring a realtor with access to a nationwide network of contractors to help market the property, Smith said. Town officials are also looking into asking volunteers or an inmate crew to help spruce up the property by removing weeds, repairing fences and cleaning the buildings, Smith said.

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