Hunt for Copper Wire Thieves

Local News

Authorities in Licking County are looking for those responsible for stealing 30 feet of copper tubing from an American Electric Power substation on Brice Street, July 9th.

Newark Police say the thieves dug into the gravel to get the tubing causing a power outage to over 3,800 customers from east Newark to Hanover.

Licking County Crime Stoppers are offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of those involved.

American Electric Power is also offering an additional $5,000 for information.

If you have any information to pass along call Licking County Crime Stoppers at (740) 349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.