Harrington men charged in copper wire thefts from irrigation systems

GREENWOOD – Delaware State Police arrested two Harrington men as suspects in multiple thefts of copper wire from commercial irrigation systems in Sussex and Kent counties.

Thomas Bradley

Taylor Provanchie

Taylor Provanchie, 23, was arrested April 19 and Thomas Bradley, 30, was arrested April 23, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

The investigation began in February 2018 after several thefts of copper wire from commercial irrigation systems in Greenwood, Camden and Wyoming were reported to the police.

Through investigation, state police determined that Provanchie and Bradley had stolen over 1,000 pounds of copper wire and received over $1,800 in proceeds from the scrap yard, according to Cpl. Jaffe.

Provanchie was charged with eight counts of felony theft, seven counts of criminal trespass third degree, six counts of criminal mischief and two counts of criminal mischief, a felony.  Provanchie was arraigned and released on $17,750 unsecured bond.

Bradley was charged with eight counts of felony theft, seven counts of criminal trespass third degree, four counts of criminal mischief and two counts of felony criminal mischief.  Bradley was arraigned and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $28,207 on secured bond.

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