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WHEATFIELD – A thief caused an estimated $10,000 in damage while stealing $5,000 worth of copper from Oppenheim Park on Niagara Falls Boulevard early Friday, Niagara County sheriff’ deputies said.

A park groundskeeper told deputies the thief targeted the maintenance building area about 3 a.m. and cut four, 75-foot electrical lines at the power box and at a power pole. The thief made off with 150 feet of wire, deputies said.