Couple accused of climbing pole to steal copper wiring

June 4, 2010 3:52:07 PM PDT
A suburban couple is accused of climbing a utility pole and stealing more than $1,700 in copper wiring.

Louis Baus and Cynthia Hamm are charged with felony theft. Police say the theft took place on Sunday at the Crestwood condominiums and apartments in Des Plaines.

A witness notified police on Monday and investigators say they recovered the wire along with cable cutters and a saw.