Man Arrested for Theft of Copper Wire 9-16-14
Incident #: 50-14-23469 Date/Time: Between November 2012 and July 2014
Location: McKee Run Generating Station (Dover Power Plant) 880 Buttner Place, Dover, DE
Between November 2012 and July 2014 a significant amount of heavy duty high voltage cooper wire, approximately 1000′ was stolen from a warehouse on the property of McKee Run Generating Station (Dover Power Plant) which belongs to the City of Dover Electric Department. Investigation revealed that a current employee of North American Energy Services (NAES), who is contracted by the City of Dover for plant operations was a suspect. Michael W. Shane Sr. (46) of Clayton, DE had scrapped nearly 11,000 pounds of copper wiring (receiving $30,000.00) at the Dover Scrap Yard for the sale of the of the copper. Evidence was located at the defendant’s previous residence also linking him to the crime. Defendant Shane was processed and then arraigned at JP#7 and released on $5,000.00 unsecured bond.
Officer releasing this information:
Lt. David E. Spicer