In an effort to catch the culprits of Thursday’s suspected fiber line vandalism near Ukiah, AT&T is offering a $10,000 bounty for any information leading to their arrest and conviction. This is latest of many $10,000 rewards the telecommunications corporation has offered in the past. AT&T reports that criminals are breaking fiber lines in an attempt to steal valuable copper wire.

AT&T Statement:

AT&T is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for an attempted copper theft near Ukiah. Vandals caused damage to a fiber line that affected service for some of our customers in northwest California on Thursday and into Friday morning. Tipsters can remain anonymous, so we encourage anyone with credible information to call AT&T Asset Protection at 1-800-807-4205. Tampering with phone networks is a violation of federal and state laws and we cooperate with law enforcement agencies to identify and punish offenders. This is a serious matter that affects public safety and the community at large.