Central Hudson offers $5,000 reward to find suspect who vandalized substations

Central Hudson is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for vandalizing substations.

News 12 Staff

Jan 10, 2022, 10:48 PM

Updated 868 days ago

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Central Hudson is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for vandalizing substations.
News 12 received exclusive photos from Central Hudson showing the damage left behind at one of three substations in Dutchess County that were broken into in late December. On top of damaged equipment, the person stole copper wiring too.
A spokesman tells News 12 what happened was not only illegal, but dangerous too.

"With safety being our No. 1 priority for our communities and for our employees, it also puts the employees who investigate these matters potentially in harm's way as well, and that's why we always strive to get the message out there, especially in situations like this. Only highly trained and certified professionals are allowed in these substations," says Joe Jenkins, of Central Hudson.


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