JAY — Police are investigating the theft of copper from a house at 198 Crash Road.

The residence, which is up for sale, was stripped of all copper from the furnace, plumbing system and the outdoor spigots, detective Michael Mejia said.

“There was substantial damage done,” he said.

Someone driving by the house who knows the owner noticed a door was open and called the owner. The owner called police. Sgt. Russell Adams responded to the report at 11:16 a.m. Monday.

Police could not find any signs of force used to gain entrance into the house.

The copper was stolen between Friday and Monday, Mejia said.

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Adams and Mejia collected evidence at the scene to be taken to the Maine crime laboratory for analysis.

Police are also investigating a theft of copper from a Claybrook Road residence that was reported April 24, Mejia said. In that case, force was used to gain entry into the garage and house, Adams said.

Four 12-volt batteries were stolen from two vehicles and two lawn tractors, he said. A table saw was also stolen, Mejia said.

Evidence was collected at that scene.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious or has information on the burglaries is asked to call the Jay Police Department at 207-897-6766.

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