3 arrested in Fishers copper wire heist at Duke Energy substation

Suspects had walkie-talkies, binoculars

FISHERS, Ind. - Three people were arrested on theft charges after breaking into a Duke Energy substation and stealing copper wire, police said.

Robert Eugene Sullivan, 38, Joshua Ryan Holloway, 22, and Jennifer Ann Holloway, 25, are charged with burglary and theft. All three are from Lebanon.

Police said the three suspects broke into the substation on 113th Street in Fishers on Saturday.

Responding Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies found a hole cut in the fence around the substation, and rolls of copper wire were missing.

A Fishers Police K-9 and footprints in the snow helped police track down Sullivan and Joshua Holloway, and Jennifer Holloway was found in a nearby vehicle.

Police said the trio had 350 pounds of copper wire, walkie-talkie radios and binoculars.

Investigators said the three suspects admitted to the burglary and theft during questioning and also took responsibility for other recent metal thefts.

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