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WHEATFIELD – Someone cut four 75-foot copper electrical lines to the maintenance building at Oppenheim Park on Niagara Falls Boulevard about 3:05 a.m. Friday.

Edward McDonald, a groundskeeper for the Niagara County Parks Department, told Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Milleville that the wires were connected to a power box on the south side of the building. After being cut, they were pulled through a conduit and removed from the side of the building.

The loss was estimated at $5,000 for the wires and $10,000 damage to the electrical box. Milleville reported that he informed the area’s major scrapyards of the incident, in case any of that type of wire is brought in for sale.

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