LeRoy Police have charged a man from that village after a series of thefts of high voltage wiring in the LeRoy area and also in Rochester.
Police say the thefts began last June. What officers say was unusual was that wires were cut from between a transformer nad a building on Lake Street in LeRoy, while the high voltage was still connected to the main power grid.
Then, between last October and this past February, there were numerous other thefts in LeRoy and one in Rochester. Again, these happened while the high voltage electricity was still connected.
Police say one of the reasons they were led to 28 year old Michael Nicometo is because he was an electrician.
Police say among the thefts was over $50,000 worth of wiring and components from a warehouse in LeRoy. Nicometo now faces charges that include grand larceny and criminal mischief.