Two charged with theft of $50K in copper wire, supplies


By Melanie Lekocevic

Capital Region Independent Media

COXSACKIE — Two men were arrested and charged with grand larceny in connection with an alleged theft at a solar farm project in Coxsackie.

Keith Douglas, 31, of Schenectady, and Desmond Morgan, 29, of Albany, were arrested March 16 in connection with the incident that allegedly took place in January.

“The arrests were the result of an investigation into the theft of electrical supplies and copper wire from the Route 9W solar farm project in the town of Coxsackie in late January 2022,” according to a statement from state police.

The two men are accused of stealing over $50,000 worth of supplies including copper and aluminum from the job site on two different occasions. They are accused of then selling the material at scrap yards in the Capital District, state police said.

Douglas and Morgan were charged with second-degree grand larceny, a class C felony, and third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony, according to state police. They were arraigned before Town of Coxsackie Justice James Warren and remanded to the Greene County Jail.

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