Copper theft threatens your cooperative's aim to provide reliable electricity to our members. Copper theft has caused outages endangering members who depend on electricity. When thieves steal from an electric cooperative, all of the members are left holding the bill for repairs. For this reason, we need your help in order to put a stop to these crimes. If you witness any of the following around power lines, offices or substations, please call your local authorities or CMEC immediately.
What should you look for?
Any suspicious activity along our power lines
Unmarked vehicles parked near warehouses or substations
Damage to fences or gates around substations and cooperative offices
Unidentified trucks or trailers hauling wire on or off reels
WARNING: Copper theft is classified as a felony and Central Missouri Electric will prosecute to the full extent of the law.