You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Police and fire

  • Wells teacher quits; criminal count filed
    A criminal case was opened Tuesday against a Bluffton High School teacher amid allegations that he had an inappropriate relationship with a student, authorities said. Math teacher Joshua L.
  • Second man charged in 2 robberies
    The second of two Fort Wayne men accused of robbing a person at gunpoint, and possibly another the same night in July, was charged Wednesday. Kenneth J.
  • Bizarre crash onto freeway kills driver, closes I-469
    NEW HAVEN – A man was killed Wednesday after the truck he was driving on a rural road crashed through a guardrail, ramped onto an interstate and overturned.
Advertisement

Phone calls link man to copper wire theft

A New Haven man faces a felony charge of receiving stolen property in connection with the theft of more than 300 pounds of copper wire.

Foster A. Mowrey, 31, was recorded in a phone call to his girlfriend in the Allen County Jail as he talked about “the stuff” they had at the home they shared, according to the probable cause affidavit filed Thursday in Allen Superior Court.

His girlfriend, Catherine Bure, was arrested March 27 with 309 pounds of copper weld wire identified by an American Electric Power employee as being stolen, according to the report.

During two phone calls, Mowrey asked Bure if she got the “stuff” out of their basement, at which point she told him she was arrested with the wire that day, according to the affidavit.

Mowrey was being held Thursday night on $2,500 bond.

cmeyers@jg.net

Advertisement