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Alleged Copper Thief Arrested Outside Teikoku

Police arrested a Havertown man allegedly holding a duffel bag full of copper wire cut from a cell phone tower.

A Havertown man has been charged with stealing copper wiring from a cell phone tower near Teikoku restaurant in southern Willistown.

Christopher I. Carminati, 27, was allegedly carrying a duffel bag full of wire when police found him. He has been charged with theft, defiant trespass and related charges.

Willistown Police responded to a call of a suspicious man pushing a trash can through the restaurant parking lot on March 25 at 1:41 p.m. They found Carminati along West Chester Pike nearby, according to a police statement:

[Carminati] had a duffel bag which contained rolled copper ground wiring. Carminati also had bolt cutters in his possession. Willistown Police were able to identify that the copper wiring had been taken from a cellular tower site on the property of Teikoku Restaurant.

Carminati was arraigned before Judge William Kraut and remanded to Chester County Prison in lieu of posting $7,500 cash bail at the time of this release. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 28 in front of Judge Chester Darlington.

John March 27, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Good job guys, maybe we should be talking to these guys to help supplement our own force since they have one of the highest clearance rates in the county.
john April 13, 2012 at 07:03 PM
The borough should disband the malvern force and combine forces with neighbooring forces

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