Suspect charged in construction theft |

Suspect charged in construction theft

On the morning of Friday, April 4, workers at a construction site at 319 Main Street in Carbondale called police to report a theft. Someone had reportedly come in the previous night, shut off the breakers, and taken an unspecified amount of copper wire.

Police were able to identify the make of a suspect’s truck based on video evidence. They subsequently received a tip that a man had attempted to sell similar wire at a nearby recycling center.

Michael Hocking, 41, of Carbondale, was arrested and charged with theft and criminal mischief.

The value of the wire is estimated at less than $1,000, so barring further evidence, the theft charge will be treated as a misdemeanor. It is unclear whether the incident was linked to any other recent construction site thefts.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User