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WARSAW – A 44-year-old Alexander man, already jailed for earlier crimes, was arrested Friday after a lengthy investigation that linked him to the thefts of nearly 4,000 pounds of copper from the Town of Orangeville Power Station while it was under construction last summer, Acting Wyoming County Sheriff Greg Rudolph said.

Todd C. Arnold of Broadway Road, faces two counts of third-degree grand larceny and a criminal mischief charge.

He is accused of periodically stealing around $20,000 worth of insulated and bare copper wire from the construction site from late last June through Aug. 22.

Arnold’s bail was increased by $150,000 by Orangeville Town Justice Al Ficarella at his arraignment Friday morning. He was being held in the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $4,500 bail for failure to pay a fine for an earlier criminal conviction.

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