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Police investigate theft of $16,000 worth of items for downtown renovation

Friday, December 7, 2012

Dyersburg Police are investigating the theft of $16,000 worth of items that were to be used for the recent renovations to downtown Dyersburg.

The theft was reported to police last week after employees with Pyramid Electric of Memphis noticed 16 green powder-coated metal balls missing from their job storage site near the Farmers Market in downtown Dyersburg. The balls, valued at $1,000 apiece, were to be used as end caps for the new street lights being installed around the court square. The items were left in a field and had last been seen around Nov. 20.

If you have information about this case contact the Dyersburg Police Department at 731-285-1212 or Crime Stoppers of Dyer County at 731-285-TIPS (8477).

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Inside job.

-- Posted by chief_ty20 on Fri, Dec 7, 2012, at 8:42 AM

They should approve the use of deadly force for metal theives this crap will slow way down when they themselves disappear.

-- Posted by tdub on Sat, Dec 8, 2012, at 8:38 AM

Just wondering what Dumba$$ would leave anything "METAL" un-secured??? ANY TIME OF THE YEAR... Serves the CITY or the contractor right to have to re-purchase these...

-- Posted by Elvin Patch on Mon, Dec 10, 2012, at 2:53 PM

this story reminds me of the road-grader that was used in the story above. why are these employees not held responsible for the missingmetal balls.

was late paying a utility bill lately. went to city hall to pay it--cars were stacked 3 deep when i arrived. a few minutes later, there were cars almost circulating the city hall. when i reached the window (bout `10 minutes later), i asked the lady operating the window if the lights worked on the double lane outside (they have a red and green lightout there). she said "no and they haven't worked in over a year." to which i said to her, 'well it's about time they got fixed don't u thihk? she lost her temper and started yeling something...i didn't stay for the finish of the conversation.

-- Posted by closerlook on Mon, Dec 10, 2012, at 7:43 PM

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