Copper theft leaves 6,800 powerless

Copper theft leaves 6,800 powerless

There are 14 comments on the Bluefield Daily Telegraph story from Aug 19, 2011, titled Copper theft leaves 6,800 powerless. In it, Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that:

Deep within the remote mountains of southern West Virginia, area public utility companies are finding themselves fighting an almost daily battle with an unknown enemy.

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88 BALL

Williamson, WV

#2 Aug 19, 2011
JAMES & MISSY ARE PILES A CRAP THEy STINK THEY ARE THE SCUM A THE EARTH
huh

Red House, WV

#3 Aug 20, 2011
88 BALL wrote:
JAMES & MISSY ARE PILES A CRAP THEy STINK THEY ARE THE SCUM A THE EARTH
Turn them in or just do what another customer did pop a cap in them whe their stealing those lines
AEP FAMILY

Charleston, WV

#4 Aug 20, 2011
This is why AEP has to have small rate increases. Please support the next proposed small rate increase.
Dixie Normus

Daniels, WV

#5 Aug 20, 2011
AEP FAMILY wrote:
This is why AEP has to have small rate increases. Please support the next proposed small rate increase.
It was phone lines, dipshit.
AEP FAMILY

Charleston, WV

#6 Aug 20, 2011
Dixie Normus wrote:
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It was phone lines, dipshit.
Uh, how did phone lines leave them powerless? Last I checked AEP is the power company. Frontier is the phone company. Sheesh!
AEP FAMILY

Charleston, WV

#7 Aug 20, 2011
I just actually read the story, it was phone lines!
The writer of the story should have made the title say, "Copper theft leaves 6,800 phone less".

But no, they had to write "power" to try to make AEP look bad. I think AEP should ask the editor for an apology an retraction to the title of this article and post!
badz1z

Logan, WV

#8 Aug 20, 2011
the hillbillys writing prolly dont know the difference...
FTR FAMILY

Red House, WV

#9 Aug 21, 2011
AEP FAMILY wrote:
I just actually read the story, it was phone lines!
The writer of the story should have made the title say, "Copper theft leaves 6,800 phone less".

But no, they had to write "power" to try to make AEP look bad. I think AEP should ask the editor for an apology an retraction to the title of this article and post!
Well when the next phone raise comes thru please support it. Because of all the copper thefts they've work on they need it too.
AEP FAMILY

Charleston, WV

#10 Aug 21, 2011
FTR FAMILY wrote:
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Well when the next phone raise comes thru please support it. Because of all the copper thefts they've work on they need it too.
I agree. Support any Frontier rate increases. Frontier can't remain solvent with so much theft going on.
this is crazy

Danville, WV

#11 Aug 22, 2011
We don't need anymore rate increases we have rate increases all the time. I think we pay enough for our bills actually its a little to much hell we have to pay each month to use 911 and thats crazy yeah its only 1 dollar but if you consider all the customers thats alot of money and really how often do we really have to use 911, hell that should be free they are supposed to be there to help ppl. So I think that AEP and Frontier need to realize they charge ppl to much anyway and realize you all are rich enough. Quit tryin to get richer.
FTR FAMILY

Red House, WV

#12 Aug 22, 2011
this is crazy wrote:
We don't need anymore rate increases we have rate increases all the time. I think we pay enough for our bills actually its a little to much hell we have to pay each month to use 911 and thats crazy yeah its only 1 dollar but if you consider all the customers thats alot of money and really how often do we really have to use 911, hell that should be free they are supposed to be there to help ppl. So I think that AEP and Frontier need to realize they charge ppl to much anyway and realize you all are rich enough. Quit tryin to get richer.
I understand your concern, but if you think about the coal prices rising it costs AEP more money to operate. And then the copper thieves have stolen so much cable that in turn is costing FTR more money to operate. So if you turn in all the copper thieves, lower the price of coal then both companies can lower their prices!
joey

Wayside, WV

#13 Aug 22, 2011
It is not up to AEP or Frontier to catch these thieves.. that is not their line of business! Place all the blame on the law enforcement cos either they don't investigate or they are letting them go for ratting someone else out!
train

Belfry, KY

#14 Aug 22, 2011
The only thing that will stop it is us. I say we go out and start catching them ourselves, we string a couple of em up with the very wire they stole and send a message.
linky

Logan, WV

#15 Aug 22, 2011
train wrote:
The only thing that will stop it is us. I say we go out and start catching them ourselves, we string a couple of em up with the very wire they stole and send a message.
I agree,if AEP kept the power from going off every time it rains,I say give them a raise,but thats not the case.
So everyone needs to report suspicious vehicles and plate numbers.Plus turn in people you know is stealing copper,or stealing anything...Its time we take back our communities.You would be suprised how things change when you put up a camera or two watching your house.Set your webcam in your window works pretty good.Most have a motion detector built in nowadays.

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