Cooper theft arrests


Champaign – Police have three thieves off the streets, and are looking for more.


Authorities say they arrested three suspects of copper thefts. 46 year old, Verles Bolton, 27 year old, Krystal Malone, and 33 year old, Kendall Andrews are behind bars. Police found copper from various business and residences within Champaign County in their possession.


The intent is to steal valuable metals and then sell them. Police believe this group is responsible for 100 thousand dollars worth of damage and stolen goods. More suspects might be involved.

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