Newark Police arrest man accused of trying to take copper wire from construction site

Cassidy. Newark Police photo.

Newark Police  Sunday  arrested  Wayne A. Cassidy, 62,  of New Castle,  after getting  a report of a burglary at  townhouse complex under construction.

At around 10:50 a.m.,  officers were called to the 1200 block of Casho Mill Road after a witness saw a male entering town houses under construction. The first officer at the scene saw a man running from the area carrying a bucket. The officer pursued the man, later identified as Cassidy,  as he crossed  Casho Mill Road and entered  an  apartment complex on Thorn Lane.

According to police, Cassidy refused commands to stop and  the officer used  his Taser device. Cassidy was struck in the back of the leg by the Taser prongs and fell to the ground. He was   taken into custody without further incident. He was not injured.

The  investigation determined that Cassidy entered into the townhouse complex and   cut copper wiring from the buildings. The bucket carried by Cassidy  contained copper and cutting tools. Cassidy  was arrested and released after posting $3,750 secured bail.

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