Citizens For A Better Norwood

Monday, November 17, 2008

Norwood man arrested for stealing 7 tons of metal

Norwood resident Timmy Isbel, 38, was arrested this past Thursday, accused of stealing 15,000 pounds of galvanized pipe. Police say his arrest solves one of the largest scrap metal thefts in recent memory. Isbel allegedly stole more $7,700 worth of pipe in mid-September from Rough Brothers, Inc., a manufacturer of greenhouses located in St. Bernard, and is accused of selling 5,000 pounds of it. Police say surveillance photos led to his capture and that he allegedly admitted he stole the metal to purchase heroin.