They’re accused of stripping thousands of dollars worth of copper wire from a water plant early Wednesday morning.
They were caught on camera and they didn't get far.
Officials say they’ve seen dozens of similar cases within the last two weeks, and it’s putting our water supplies at risk.
“24 wells that's ten percent of our wells; we have 265 wells so that many wells down. Luckily for us it's in the winter,” Said Director of Public Utilities Martin Querin.
They say they’ve beefed up security around water plants.