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Austin Residents involved in major theft ring

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Lexington, KY

#1 Aug 25, 2010
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE)- Police are calling it a small air conditioning theft ring that is responsible for about $1 million worth of damage in southern Jefferson County. Four people are connected to 25 different reports and have since been indicted.

On an extremely hot July 3, tenants in Hillview Square arrived to find police and some of their AC units not working.

"Customers didn't want to come in it was so hot," explained Det. Rodney Underwood. "So I'm sure it affected their income along with having to do the replacement to the ACs."

The manager at the Dollar General said some produce spoiled and candy melted, but it also cost thousands of dollars.

"Roughly what we've come up with is a quarter of a million dollars in damage for that business alone," meaning the entire shopping center said Underwood. "Each unit roughly $10,000 to $12,000. 21 of them destroyed."

Underwood said suspects climbed on the roof and stole number two copper and aluminum copper out of the air conditioning units.

"They take the screws off and throw them down here," said Underwood pointing to a photo. "Then rip the panels off. Then just snip all the wires and everything and take it out."

Police say 29-year-old Jeremy Parker and 30-year-old Cynthia Brock were the ring leaders and are charged with multiple counts of theft, receiving stolen property, and criminal mischief.

24-year-old Eric Rapp and 25-year-old Holly Tooley each charged with more than a dozen counts of receiving stolen property. Police say they sold it as scrap metal.

"We started digging into their past history a little bit and we found mid-April to July when we started this investigation, where they were scrapping almost every other day several hundred pounds," said Underwood.

Each pound of aluminum copper going for about $1.26 at the time.

The four people are indicted on 134 charges total.

"This is probably the largest that I've seen in this city that we've had," said Underwood.

Copyright 2010 WAVE News. All rights reserved.

They are still looking for Parker.
Austin

Lexington, KY

#2 Aug 25, 2010
LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB, FOX 41)- Dozens of local businesses out hundreds of thousands of dollars after thieves steal the air literally right out of buildings.

"It was about $100,000," HHGregg Manager Gary Bruce is used to theft, but usually it happens inside the store. "It wasn't as though alarms were blasting and we knew about it, we really had no idea," said Bruce.

That's because thieves didn't break into the store, police say 24-year-old Eric Rapp, 29-year-old Jeremy Parker, 30-year-old Cynthia Brock and 25-year-old Hollie Tooley had their eyes on the roof.

"Aluminum copper radiator that's inside the air conditioners," said 7th Division Detective Rodney Underwood.

Underwood said the large gray boxes on top of most buildings contain a copper thieves dream."Aluminum copper goes I think it's like $1.26 per pound," Underwood said.

Police say some of the copper stolen was the size of a car hood.

"They were doing roughly 300 to 500 pounds at a time almost an every other day occurrence. They were scrapping hundreds and hundreds of pounds of metal," Underwood said.

Police said the group hit dozens of businesses all over the Preston Highway and Outer Loop area and a few other spots in Louisville. That was until detectives caught up with them.

Underwood said Rapp, Parker, Brock and Tooley have been indicted on 134 counts of theft.

"It's big, probably the biggest one we've had up here," Underwood said the total cost is roughly $1 million. That's a lot of money that managers like Bruce hope to never have to lose again.

"We've got a fence up there, we have the new unit secured with alarms so we know instantly it will tell the police instantly if there's any kind of theft going on," Bruce said.

Police are still on the hunt for Jeremy Parker and Cynthia Brock. Anyone with information should call Metro Police at 574LMPD

Since this report yesterday Cynthia Brock has been apprehended
info

Lexington, KY

#3 Aug 25, 2010
I was wondering how long it was going to take before this was on here. Looks like it took less then 1 day. Nice work "Austin"!
only in Austin

Evansville, IN

#4 Aug 25, 2010
dam thief's!!!!!!!!!!
about time

Lexington, KY

#5 Aug 26, 2010
Its about time they picked Cynthia up. She has been doing stuff like this for years now. Its pretty bad to because she has two kids. She use to be a good person/mother. See what people around here will do for a pill!!
yes

Newport, KY

#6 Aug 26, 2010
isnt that bj pratts ex girlfriend?cynthia.
about time

Lexington, KY

#7 Aug 26, 2010
YES
jeremy parker and cynthia

Goshen, KY

#8 Mar 5, 2011
so all u who want to judge us and more then half of u doin so r in worst shape then we two could have ever imagine. so to all of u who just didnt have enough balls to do this other then stealin out of ur grandmothers change jar, or sellin ur a**. drugs will make u do some shit u never would thank about doin. now im out and doin what i have to do, so to all u that hate that u didnt get to all that money i made,f**k uuuuuuuu.
did you?

Louisville, KY

#9 Mar 5, 2011
jeremy parker and cynthia wrote:
so all u who want to judge us and more then half of u doin so r in worst shape then we two could have ever imagine. so to all of u who just didnt have enough balls to do this other then stealin out of ur grandmothers change jar, or sellin ur a**. drugs will make u do some shit u never would thank about doin. now im out and doin what i have to do, so to all u that hate that u didnt get to all that money i made,f**k uuuuuuuu.
Did you fix your four teeth with all that money?
austinknight

Edison, NJ

#10 Mar 5, 2011
hey is cynthia the one with the real nice tits, baby come with me you wont ever have to steal again, oh and with over 100 counts of theft in the state of ky who you been tellin on jeremy, because I did 3 years for 1 count so fu#k you snitch!!!!
opp

Falmouth, KY

#11 Mar 5, 2011
jeremy parker and cynthia wrote:
so all u who want to judge us and more then half of u doin so r in worst shape then we two could have ever imagine. so to all of u who just didnt have enough balls to do this other then stealin out of ur grandmothers change jar, or sellin ur a**. drugs will make u do some shit u never would thank about doin. now im out and doin what i have to do, so to all u that hate that u didnt get to all that money i made,f**k uuuuuuuu.
WEll it's like this while you all was up that away you could fild out some aplictions for work.. and your just making up excuse to use to clear up what you did.. and that's not going to fly for some people who actual work.. You all arn't nothing but lazy A## Whomes don't wanna try to make it the right way.. So you go to Stealling and selling drugs to try to make it.. i my self know Eric to well and his Ex Girlfriend the mother of his 2 kids.. He was doing the samthing down in Northvernon area and he got caught.. Just thought that boy would learn.
HAHA

United States

#12 Mar 6, 2011
jeremy parker and cynthia wrote:
so all u who want to judge us and more then half of u doin so r in worst shape then we two could have ever imagine. so to all of u who just didnt have enough balls to do this other then stealin out of ur grandmothers change jar, or sellin ur a**. drugs will make u do some shit u never would thank about doin. now im out and doin what i have to do, so to all u that hate that u didnt get to all that money i made,f**k uuuuuuuu.
No good, thieving piece of trash is all you are. I hope when they throw your lazy, whitetrash butt in jail that some other piece of human garbage like you vandalizes the a/c unit at the jail, so you worthless, rednecks can sweat it out all summer. Well, gotta get back to work and pay my taxes so some other piece of filth like you won't have to do an honest days work. Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror and feel bad that you are completely worthless and that the world is a worse place just because you are in it?...You really should. I feel sorry for your kids. Enjoy the jail food.
austinknight

Edison, NJ

#13 Mar 6, 2011
dont worry big bubba will take care of him.
opp

Falmouth, KY

#14 Mar 7, 2011
austinknight wrote:
dont worry big bubba will take care of him.
Bigg bubba will take care of which one.. Jeremy or Eric.. lol... and Jeremy and Eric are half brother's.. That's kinda funny cause Bigg bubba will be keeping it in the family. lol...if he chooses to take both..
smurfette

Bayside, NY

#15 Mar 8, 2011
Bubba already took care of him from what i heard!!
opp

Falmouth, KY

#16 Mar 9, 2011
smurfette wrote:
Bubba already took care of him from what i heard!!
hahah to funny i love this shit... they both are low life's that seems not to care either way..
cynthia brock

Goshen, KY

#17 Mar 15, 2011
ha ha b****es, we are out, all of us.....just love how some of u can judge us... look in the mirror people
realtalk

United States

#18 Mar 15, 2011
who did u tell on
opp

Falmouth, KY

#19 Mar 15, 2011
i look in the mirror everyday.. let me tell you that i've never done nothing that i would be ashamed of.. It looks to me that you can't stand your self and that you have to use drugs and steal to get away from your self.. just grow up and take responsablity for your actions. and that the only reason you all are out is becasue you have rat on people.. So while you are out you should get a real job and take care of them kids that you all have.. and who the hell say's bitches.. apprently some one don't have any class.

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#20 Mar 15, 2011
smurfette wrote:
smurfette said in the Austin Forum:

Bubba already took care of him from what i heard!!
>>>>Bubba already took care of him from what i heard!!
Did you show your dad this post,filthy mouth

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