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Vandals, thieves hitting Liberty Utilities property

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Liberty Utilities is seeking the public’s help after the company experienced several vandalism and theft incidents at facilities and structures within its service territory.

The incidents have led to short-term outages and added operating expenses for utility customers, according to a press release, and can also pose a health danger for those responsible.

“We recently had a situation where the thief attempted to steal copper wiring and in the process, cut into some live lines,” company spokesman Sam Rohn said in a statement. “At the very least, the vandal received a significant electrical shock, but could have been hurt much worse.”

Liberty Utilities has increased security measures at undisclosed locations, according to the press release. The public is asked to call local law enforcement or Liberty Utilities at 1-800-782-2506 to report suspicious activity around any of electric facilities and structures. 

Liberty Utilities serves roughly 49,000 customers on the California side of Lake Tahoe and adjacent areas, including the cities of Markleeville, Woodfords, Topaz, Coleville, Walker, and parts of Truckee, Verdi, Portola and Loyalton. Learn more at http://www.libertyutilities.com.


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