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Seaford Man Arrested for Stealing Irrigation Wire

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Ronnie L. Rust Ronnie L. Rust
BRIDGEVILLE, Del.- A traffic stop has led to the arrest of a Seaford man accused of stealing thousands of dollars of copper wire from a Bridgeville area irrigation system.
 
Ronnie L. Rust, 40, is charged with two counts of theft over $1,500, two counts of possession of burglar tools, two counts of criminal mischief over $5,000, two counts of criminal trespass, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and three traffic-related offenses.
 
Rust's arrest reportedly stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred at around 11:45 p.m. Thursday. Delaware State Police said troopers were patrolling the area of Apple Tree Road east of Bridgeville when they observed a green pickup truck off the side of the road with a white rag hanging out of the window as to give the impression the vehicle was disabled. Police noted that the area in which the vehicle was parked has several irrigation systems, which have been targeted in the past few months with thefts of the copper wiring. Police said within 15 minutes, the same truck was seen leaving the area and due to the suspicious nature of the vehicle being disabled and now driven away, a traffic stop was conducted to perform a crime prevention check.
 
Troopers said Rust was the truck's lone occupant and upon preliminary observation of the open bed of the truck, several spools of irrigation wire were discovered that were linked to the area he had just departed.
 
Police said Rust was taken into custody without incident and was also found to be in possession of .2 grams of cocaine.
 
A search of the interior of the truck revealed heavy-duty cable cutters used to sever the wiring from the irrigation system, according to police.
 
Following his arrest on the aforementioned charges, Rust was ordered held in the Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,500 secured bond.
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