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$40,000 worth of equipment stolen in ETX oil field theft

$40,000 worth of equipment stolen in ETX oil field theft
Monday, September 10, 2012 - 4:12pm

Harrison County officials are asking for the public's help in solving an East Texas oil field theft.

Authorities say a 16' heavy duty trailer, a control panel and copper wiring were stolen from a Howell oil Company well site in northeastern Harrison County.

Howell officials claim they left the equipment parked near Owens Corner Road. When the work superintendent returned to the location two days later, he found the trailer had disappeared.

The tan trailer contained about 2000 feet of heavy copper wire and a “soft-start” control panel. The items are estimated to be worth $40,000. The control panel is tan and grey in color. The trailer is a heavy duty, double axle, 16’ trailer and is also tan. The copper wire is 4/0 gauge and in 200’ and 83’ sections.

Details surrounding how the theft happened is unclear, however, it appears that the burglars may have entered the site through an unlocked gate.

Any information regarding this theft may be directed to the Harrison County Crime-stoppers at 903-935-9969 or the investigation section of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office at 903-923-4000.

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