HAGERSTOWN — Two men were arrested Wednesday night while trying to steal copper wire from a former Hagerstown furniture factory, Hagerstown Police said in a news release.
Steven Duane Bloyer Jr., 33, of 1017H Noland Drive, Hagerstown; and Charles Arthur Sullivan, 29, of 1596 Carey Lane, Frederick, Md., were charged with second-degree burglary, felony theft, destruction of property, trespassing and possession of burglary tools, according to the release.
Bloyer and Sullivan were arrested shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday by detectives from Hagerstown Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as they attempted to steal copper wire from the Statton Furniture Manufacturing Co. building at 504 E. First St., the release said.
The two were observed entering the building and removing copper wire from an electrical room, police said.
The copper wire, valued at an estimated $1,000, was recovered, police said.
Editor's note: This story was edited to correct the ages of Bloyer and Sullivan.