Officers spot stolen copper in car trunk

Mug shot of Christopher Hagerty (Montgomery County Jail Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A Dayton man was booked into jail after police spot stolen copper in the trunk of his car.

Christopher Hagerty, 29, was arrested on charges of falsification, failure to disclose, obstruction of official business, and several other warrants.

According to police, they spotted Hagerty and another man putting copper wiring into the trunk of a car parked on South Wilkinson Street around 5 a.m. Saturday.

Police believe the copper was stolen from downtown buildings.

Officers recovered approximately 200 pounds of braided copper cable from the car.

Hagerty was transported to the Montgomery County Jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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