Merced police asking for help in wire theft case

FRESNO, Calif.

The crime happened during the Thanksgiving holiday break.

Investigators said the suspects did a great deal of damage while stealing copper wire.

Meanwhile, across town authorities reported thousands of dollars in damage and lost property at Merced High School.

Thieves broke into school buses parked at the school.

Due to the property damage, the school district will spend thousands of dollars to restore communication lines and lighting in Veterans Stadium at Golden Valley.

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