JOHNSTOWN - Investigation of the theft of $3,500 worth of telephone copper wire led state police at Mayfield to arrest two Gloversville men and a Johnstown resident.
A town of Johnstown resident, whom police did not name, notified state police of the stolen property June 22. The victim later found the stolen copper wire at a local metal and waste facility, state police said.
Police responded to find Robert E. Steele, 44, of Gloversville had just sold the wire from a white van, police said.
Another Gloversville resident, Aaron Munise, 25, turned himself in later that afternoon, police said.
Steele and Munise were charged with third-degree grand larceny and fifth-degree conspiracy. Steele was held at Fulton County Jail on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. Munise was held on $5,000 bail and $10,000 bond.
Further investigation led state police to Edward Borden, 56, of Johnstown on June 29, police said.
Borden also was charged with third-degree grand larceny and fifth-degree conspiracy. He was held at the Fulton County Jail on $5,000 bail and $10,000 bond.