Cable theft affects telephone service

Staff Report

Charleston, W.Va. — For the third time in 10 days, thieves have stolen cable, resulting in lost telephone and internet service for approximately 125 customers in the Elk Creek area of Logan County.

In the early morning hours, thieves stole 400 feet of copper cable that provides service to the Coal Mountain community, including a nearby coal company.

“Once again, criminal activity has resulted in the disruption of people’s lives and businesses,” said Mike Swatts, Area General Manager for Southern West Virginia. “Earlier today, we dispatched our crews to begin replacing the stolen cable and we expect service to be restored by 6 p.m. [Aug. 11].”

Bryan Stover, Security Specialist for Frontier Communications, said the company reported the theft to the Logan Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Anyone with information regarding this theft or any of the other recent thefts may call the detachment at 304-792-7200.

Frontier also has a hotline at 1-800-590-6605, where callers can leave information anonymously.

Staff Report

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