Copper Theft Arrest

One man is in jail today after police say he stole copper wire from a Portales area wind farm.

50-year old Michael Robertson is charged with the theft of over 20-thousand dollars worth of copper wire.

Officers credit the bust to a mulit-department investigation. More arrests and charges are expected in the case as the investigation continues.

Officers say this type of crime is on the rise and residents should be aware of the situation.