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Metra police charge suspect in yard theft

The suspect stole $1,500 worth of copper wire.
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Metra police have charged with felony theft a suspect who was trespassing in one of the railroad's yards.

The suspect, Orlando Dampier, entered the yard Tuesday and stole $1,500 worth of copper wire, Metra officials said in a press release. He also is a suspect in multiple thefts from Metra property, and additional Metra Police charges are pending.

A second suspect who also was trespassing Tuesday fled the area, but Metra detectives have identified that suspect and are seeking his arrest.

To learn more about rail yard thefts, read this March feature on

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