Police: Man caught stealing copper in Colorado Springs

Police arrested a man they said was stealing copper in eastern Colorado Springs Friday night.

Police were called to 215 South Parkside Drive around 9:00 p.m. Friday for a report of a suspicious person. That’s near the intersection of Airport Road and South Circle Drive. An officer arrived on the scene and found a man hiding behind a large air conditioner unit, according to police. The suspect fled on foot and was apprehended following a short foot pursuit.

Police said the investigation found the suspect, 55-year-old Joseph White of Colorado Springs, had been cutting copper tubing, and had already removed several large pieces of copper.

White was arrested and charged with felony criminal mischief and theft.

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