Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thieves make off with miles of pipeline

It may not be southeast New Mexico's biggest or most valuable criminal haul, but at 5 miles it's probably the longest. The Eddy County Sheriff’s Office is looking for whoever stole the 5 miles worth of 3-inch inch polyethylene pipe from remote site in the county. "Poly pipe is a conduit," sheriff's Capt. Jeff Zuniga said. "Basically it's like really big plastic pipe, and it's used to move water from one location to another." Two companies and a rancher have come forward claiming to be victims. They estimated a total of $43,000 worth of poly pipe was taken between May and September...read more

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