HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested two men in connection with a rash of copper wire thefts in northwestern Indiana and neighboring communities in Illinois.
Police in Hammond, Indiana, say 30-year-old Jossean M. Echevarria of Hammond and 23-year-old Diquan N. Ray of Burnham, Illinois, were spotted early Friday coming out of the Cook County Forest Preserve in Calumet City, Illinois. They were arrested in Hammond with a large amount of copper wire.
The men were jailed and it wasn't known whether they had lawyers yet.