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Man charged with stealing copper from utility pole

Jeffrey Rentschler / Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Jeffrey Rentschler / Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

(CINCINNATI) -- A Cincinnati man has been charged with theft and vandalism for allegedly trying to steal copper from a Duke Energy utility pole.

Police say Jeffrey Rentschler, 46, was using pliers to steal the copper from the poles.

Police also found a crack pipe in his pocket during his arrest.

His bond was set at 10 percent of $5,000.

FOX19.com staff

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