GLASSBORO — A Blue Bell, Pa. man was charged Monday night, Oct. 20, with theft of copper wiring from a cellphone tower.
At 9:42 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the yard of a cellphone tower on South Delsea Drive. Officers found Michael Trznadel, 28, at the scene, police said. He had keys to access the yard and a building there, but could not explain why he was there, said police.
After numerous calls, officers could not determine whether Trznadel had permission to be there. They advised him to leave, which he did, police said.
A short time later, police were advised the man had returned to the cell tower. Officers observed Trznadel leaving the area in a vehicle and pulled him over, said police.
Trznadel allegedly had approximately 100 pounds of copper wiring that had been cut from the cellphone tower, valued at about $300, police said.
He was charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief, trespassing and possession of stolen property and committed to the Salem County Jail in default of $2,500 full cash bail, said police.