Power station break-ins reported

The sheriff’s office is asking residents to report any suspicious activity they see at power substations after two recent break-ins.

Power stations in the Center Grove area and north of Trafalgar were broken into, with the surveillance video systems being damaged both times, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office reports said.

The first break-in occurred overnight Oct. 16 at a substation on the 1000 block of Runyon Road. The surveillance video system was damaged around 8 p.m. A section of the fence had been cut out. Padlocks on storage containers also were cut, and items were stolen from vehicles, the report said.

Earlier this week, a similar break-in took place overnight Tuesday at a substation in the 2000 block of West County Road 300S. The surveillance video feed was severed about 1 a.m. Wednesday. A hole was cut into a barbed wire fence, but no items were stolen, the report said.

Any residents who see suspicious activity at one of these substations should contact police, Sheriff Doug Cox said.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.