Copper theft investigation nets more than two dozen arrests

By Matt Hicks

Copper theft investigation nets more than two dozen arrests

February 21, 2013 Updated Feb 22, 2013 at 2:02 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A five-month investigation into copper thefts results in the arrest of more than two dozen people from Broome and Susquehanna Counties.

Since October, New York State Police have been investigating tips that copper pipes and wiring were being stolen from the Greater Binghamton Health Center Campus.

Most of the suspects were caught through surveillance around the Greater Binghamton Health Campus.

The arrests include:

- Christopher J. Peck, 20, of New Milford, Pa., for attempted burglary in the third degree;

- Deyquan M. Perry, 18, of Endicott, N.Y., for burglary in the third degree;

- Nicholas R. Linsky, 19, of Binghamton, N.Y., for burglary in the third degree;

- Joshua F. Cope, 20, of Binghamton, N.Y., for two counts of burglary in the third degree and unlawful possession of marijuana;

- Thomas M. Rigo III, 18, of Binghamton, N.Y., for two counts of burglary in the third degree;

- Alfred G. Reynolds, 19, of Binghamton, N.Y., for burglary in the third degree;

- Harry V. Reynolds Jr., 22, of Binghamton, N.Y., for two counts of burglary in the third degree;

- Jammy L. Copp, 36, Binghamton, N.Y., for burglary in the third degree and resisting arrest;

- Deak A. Copp, 31, of Johnson City, N.Y., for burglary in the third degree;

- Richard E. Copp III, 35, of Johnson City, N.Y., for burglary in the third degree;

- Kayla J. Tompkins, 25, of Johnson City, N.Y., for criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree;

- Shane L. Lacey, 32, of Endicott, N.Y., for burglary in the third degree;

- Christopher Reynolds, 22, of Johnson City, N.Y., for burglary in the third degree;

- A 16-year-old male from Binghamton N.Y, who was a juvenile at the time of the crime/ He was charged with burglary in the third degree and referred to Broome County Family Court.

In addition, 13 people were arrested for trespass.

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