Detectives were able to identify Harrington residents Taylor J. Provanchie and Thomas E. Bradley as suspects.
Troopers with the Delaware State Police have arrested two men in connection with multiple thefts of copper wire from commercial irrigation systems.
Division spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the investigation began in February when the thefts were reported to police. The irrigation systems were from several areas from Camden to Greenwood, she said.
Detectives were able to identify 23-year-old Taylor J. Provanchie and 30-year-old Thomas E. Bradley, both of Harrington, as suspects. They are thought to have stolen more than a half-ton of copper wire, receiving more than $1,800 in proceeds from scrap yards.
Provanchie was taken into custody April 19, followed by Bradley’s arrest April 23. Both are charged with eight counts of felony theft, seven counts of third-degree criminal trespass and two counts of felony criminal mischief.
Also, Provanchie faces six additional counts of non-felony criminal mischief while Bradley has been charged with four additional counts of non-felony criminal mischief.
Provanchie later was released from custody on a $17,750 unsecured bond; Bradley was ordered held at the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, on a $28, 207 secured bond.