Two men trying to steal copper wire from a Kentucky Utilities substation in Danville were arrested early Monday morning police there said.
Officers went to the substation on the North Danville Bypass about 2 a.m. after receiving a report of people trespassing.
The officers spotted two people inside the fenced-in perimeter of the substation and began a search. They found the pair a few minutes later hiding in bushes outside the perimeter fence and arrested them, police said.
Richard Derringer, 42, of Danville, and Ronnie Sexton Jr., 40, of Harrodsburg, are charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief, police said.