IPL Requests Help Identifying Wire Thieves
April 25, 2013
Independence Power and Light (IPL) is asking Independence residents to watch for individuals putting the lives of residents, their children and the business community at risk of death or injury.
Thieves have been stealing electric transmission wires from IPL power poles. The majority of thefts have occurred north of Truman Road and west of M-291.
Leon Daggett, Director of Independence Power & Light Director stated, “IPL is taking this situation very seriously. These criminals don’t care if their actions cause adults or children to be seriously hurt or killed.”
Anyone observing a downed wire or suspicious activity should immediately contact the Independence Police Department by calling 9-1-1 or the IPL Trouble Dispatcher at 325-7550.