Theft of Copper from Hamm's Quarry leads to Arrest
On Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 5:50 a.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Hamm’s Landfill and Quarry in reference to one of their trucks being driven over a rock barrier and stuck in a ditch. It was also reported that in the back of the truck was wiring from the conveyor of the rock quarry. After additional investigating, it was confirmed by a Hamm’s representative that about 500 to 600 feet of wire had been cut from the conveyor and taken.
With the help of a local resident, who reported suspicious activity occurring on the eve of the December 23rd, leads were developed which led to the arrest of Robert Miller, 52, of Oskaloosa. Miller was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on the following Charges:
Felony Criminal Damage to Property,
Possession of Certain Depressants,
Use, possess with intent to use drug
paraphernalia into the Human Body.
The investigation continues, more arrests are expected.