Police look for man suspected of copper theft

Blanten Gene Carr is wanted by Newport News and Hampton police. Police in Hampton and Newport News are looking for a man suspected of stealing copper wiring from Dominion Power substations in cases that caused ... Full Story
dontknow

Norfolk, VA

#1 Jul 11, 2008
Looks like a winner to me:)
Mr Presley

United States

#2 Jul 11, 2008
I was talking to a Dominion Supervisor on my job, and he said this is really a huge problem. Notice all those grounds dangling 6 feet from the sidewalk? Thats the Homeless winos cutting those. Its only a matter of time until some idiot gets vaporized messing around in a sub station! Then I suppose the family will sue Dominion Power.
Another problem is the tubular aluminum guardrail being taken as well. The answer isw, Fine the hell out of these junk dealers who buy this stuff!It does no good putting people like this redneck trash in jail.We the taxpayers have to pay to have this stuff constantly replaced! And it creates a real danger to the public.
Justme

Norfolk, VA

#3 Jul 11, 2008
Another fine crack head!

“WTF Hampton”

Since: Jul 08

Hampton

#4 Jul 11, 2008
Agree with Mr Presley! someone is paying these idiots and they have a pretty good idea were this stuff is coming from if you don't have a contractor licence or company ID card that designates that you legally have access to this stuff to sell back for scrap you should notify the Police. you more than likely stole it..
Hampton resident

Norfolk, VA

#5 Jul 11, 2008
Its Not Crack its HEROIN addicts doing this stuff crack was a culprit in the 80s now HEROIN is the problem and hampton is flooded with it.
so is newport news and norfolk.

BUT THE CITIZENS OF HAMPTON AS WELL AS THE POLICE WILL ACT AS IF THE PROBLEM DOESNT EXIST.

like they act that the crips and the bloods dont exist but i see both gangs assembled on different corners at bukroe beach on tuesday evening at movie night.(and no they are not watching the movie) and anyone who has been there and looked on the corners of the parking lot away from the screen under the pavillion will see the gangs assembled in buckroe.
all hampton has now is a bunch of dope dealing thugs taking over public areas and the junkies stealing wires to pay for the high. even Judge Kearney Park in Phoebus is full of heroin addicts ,dealers & winos boss ross ought to show his family some respect and get the city to run the scum out of this part of hampton.
Lono

Virginia Beach, VA

#6 Jul 11, 2008
What makes the guy a redneck???
Mr Presley wrote:
I was talking to a Dominion Supervisor on my job, and he said this is really a huge problem. Notice all those grounds dangling 6 feet from the sidewalk? Thats the Homeless winos cutting those. Its only a matter of time until some idiot gets vaporized messing around in a sub station! Then I suppose the family will sue Dominion Power.
Another problem is the tubular aluminum guardrail being taken as well. The answer isw, Fine the hell out of these junk dealers who buy this stuff!It does no good putting people like this redneck trash in jail.We the taxpayers have to pay to have this stuff constantly replaced! And it creates a real danger to the public.
jackson

Newport News, VA

#7 Jul 11, 2008
This guy has a death wish. As an electrical engineer with a lot of knowledge of substations, I can tell you that cutting the wrong wire will end this guy's crime spree in a huge flash of blue light and the smell of burned meat. And he will deserve it.

Since: Jan 08

Newport News

#8 Jul 11, 2008
As the price of EVERYTHING continues to rise, these crimes will rise also, next on the hit list...your gas, its already starting in the larger populated cities, some of these Einsteins are going as far as puncturing the gas tanks..Hellooo, does "spark" come to mind, its just a matter of time when one of these idiots hurt themselves or some innocent bystander and Mr. Presley you are right on, a scrap yard on Pembroke Ave. comes to mind & he is known to deal with "tainted" material.
Mr Presley

United States

#9 Jul 11, 2008
jackson wrote:
This guy has a death wish. As an electrical engineer with a lot of knowledge of substations, I can tell you that cutting the wrong wire will end this guy's crime spree in a huge flash of blue light and the smell of burned meat. And he will deserve it.
He doesnt have to really cut anything! all he has to do is get close enough!
Mr Presley

United States

#10 Jul 11, 2008
liveluvlaugh wrote:
As the price of EVERYTHING continues to rise, these crimes will rise also, next on the hit list...your gas, its already starting in the larger populated cities, some of these Einsteins are going as far as puncturing the gas tanks..Hellooo, does "spark" come to mind, its just a matter of time when one of these idiots hurt themselves or some innocent bystander and Mr. Presley you are right on, a scrap yard on Pembroke Ave. comes to mind & he is known to deal with "tainted" material.
Yes, like the aluminum guardrail sections I mentioned. These scrap dealers dont hesitate to buy that stuff! Take away the cash outlet and this will stop. The Guardrail thing is dangerous because the "Noble Homeless" will Loosen the bolts during the day and come back at night. So If pedestrians or kids are walking across the bridge and lean on the guardrail thats the ball game. The City has already spent a ton of $$ replacing 1/8 of a mile sections in some areas. And I agree about the gas! Thats how it was in the late 70s during the gas shortage then.
A Reader

Newport News, VA

#11 Jul 11, 2008
Now th electric rates will have to go up to cover the cost of theft and fuel?
Hampton resident

Norfolk, VA

#12 Jul 11, 2008
Mr Presley wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, like the aluminum guardrail sections I mentioned. These scrap dealers dont hesitate to buy that stuff! Take away the cash outlet and this will stop. The Guardrail thing is dangerous because the "Noble Homeless" will Loosen the bolts during the day and come back at night. So If pedestrians or kids are walking across the bridge and lean on the guardrail thats the ball game. The City has already spent a ton of $$ replacing 1/8 of a mile sections in some areas. And I agree about the gas! Thats how it was in the late 70s during the gas shortage then.
youre right about those guard rails look at that bridge going into downtown hampton its missing alot of rails. LOCK UP THE JUNKIES AND WINOS STEALING THIS STUFF AND THE PEOPLE BUYING IT.
Mr Presley

United States

#13 Jul 11, 2008
A Reader wrote:
Now th electric rates will have to go up to cover the cost of theft and fuel?
You got it!
White guy in Hampton

United States

#14 Jul 14, 2008
why isn't the government charged with those same offenses?
Jeremy White

Louisburg, NC

#15 Jul 15, 2008
Unfortunately it's falling more and more onto businesses to protect themselves. Either there's too much crime or not enough help from the government. Here's a guide to stopping copper theft on a jobsite, not great for everyone but it's a start:
Copper Theft Combat: The Top 7 Ways to Stop Copper Thieves
http://www.pro-vigil.com/news/2008/05/copper-...
Bobbie Overton

Sevierville, TN

#16 Feb 25, 2013
And now her runs a copper selling website... LOL coppercarr.com and copperbullioncoin.com -- what a crook!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Williamsburg Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Review: Andleton Management (Jan '09) Mon Hampton Club WS 27
Taiwan preparing to build submarines on its own... Sun TW_sugar_daddio 8
Review: CN Benton Consulting (Feb '14) Sat Joe Colt 2
Wife charged with murder in Newport News homicide Oct 17 Meh 1
Two charged in Newport News hit-and-run (Sep '07) Oct 14 Concerned Citizen 13
HRBT comes under fire in public survey Oct 9 Annette 1
Isle of Wight schools to post 'In God We Trust'... Oct 8 Thornton 14
Williamsburg Dating
Find my Match

Williamsburg Jobs

Williamsburg People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Williamsburg News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Williamsburg

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]