Port Neches man arrested, accused of stealing copper electrical wire from businesses

From Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office:

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division has conducted an investigation of various metal thefts throughout Jefferson County where the suspect (s) involved caused extensive damage to various business properties amounting to over $800,000.00 in damages to property and hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen metal.

This investigation resulted in an arrest warrant being issued for 38 year old Nicholas Scott Romero of Port Neches, Texas. The warrant was for the offense of Felony Criminal Mischief.


Romero was arrested at his residence in the 1200 block of Grigsby and a search warrant was conducted at the home. A large amount of recently stolen copper electrical wire was found in the residence as well as tools used during the thefts.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Texas Department of Public Safety Regulatory Services Division for their assistance in this investigation as well as the Port Neches Police Department, Nederland Police Department and the Port Arthur Police Department.

This investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be filed on Romero as well as other suspects involved.

Written by KFDM/Fox 4

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