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Manhole covers reported stolen from new subdivision

May 12, 2012

LINCOLN – Police are investigating the theft of a number of metal manhole covers from a new subdivision under construction off Angell Road.
The property's developer found six or seven of the heavy metal covers missing from an area of the development's incomplete roadway Tuesday morning, Patrolman Brian L. Molis reported.
The Lincoln Meadows development has several occupied homes located on the paved roadway, which becomes a dirt road in the area where numerous undeveloped lots are located, according to Molis.
The manhole covers were taken from sewer fixtures in the area farthest from the completed homes, Molis reported. The heavy weight of the covers would have required a vehicle to drive down the dirt road to collect the items, according to Molis.
The developer indicated the covers, each valued at roughly $300, may have been taken for use at another development or to be sold for scrap, according to Molis.
Molis reported making checks with area scrap companies for information on any possible sales of manhole covers since the items were found to be missing. The case remains under investigation as a felony larceny over $500, police said.
In other matters:
Police are investigating a reported felony theft from a motor vehicle parked on Lower River Road overnight on Wednesday.
The owner of the vehicle reported that a Lenova T-420 Think Pad was taken while his vehicle was parked in the driveway. The carrying bag holding the computer also contained a passport, police said. The incident remains under investigation.


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