Copper Wire Theft hits Henningsen Lotus Park - Replacement cost: $50,000
A large amount of copper wire was stolen from Henningsen Lotus Park over the holidays at large cost to the county.
About 600 feet of copper wire was stolen from the park, said Chuck Harrell, the buildings and grounds superintendent for the county. “It’s a community park, it’s a shame.”
Harrell said the cost to replace the wires, which El Dorado County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Becker confirmed to be four 350 MCM gauge wires ... The wire was from the river side of the park, near the ball field. The stadium lights were affected, as were the park bathrooms.