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Gladewater police: Man tried to steal copper

Gladewater police: Man tried to steal copper
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 7:55am

A Kilgore man remains behind bars after police say he tried to strip copper wires from an electrical transformer.

Police responded about 4:30 p.m. Monday to the 200 block of Smallwood Road in Gladewater where witnesses told them Ruben Jaramillo, 21, and another man ran from the property and hid in a nearby cabin once they noticed the property owner watching them, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with Gregg County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace B.H. Jameson.

Police found Jaramillo hiding in the bottom of a cabinet in the cabin’s bedroom, police said. 

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