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Winter brings renewed concerns to Henningsen Lotus

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From page B1 | January 06, 2014 | 7 Comments

El Dorado County Parks and Trails and the Sheriff’s Office are requesting assistance from the public to ensure that this winter season brings peace instead of pilfering to county parks. Over the 2012 holidays, Henningsen Lotus Park was the victim of a copper theft that cost the county $40,000 to replace. The 600 feet of copper was taken from near the ball field on the park’s river side. Extra security measures have been put into place, but Parks manager Vicki Sanders says “Public awareness and support are the most effective tools.”

The shorter days and longer nights tend to provide more cover for criminal activity. This makes community involvement essential. If you see something suspicious at Henningsen Lotus Park, don’t make contact with the involved parties. Be a good witness, get a good description of the subjects and their vehicle and report the incident to the Sheriff’s Office as soon as possible. The Sheriff’s non-emergency dispatch number is (530) 621-6600.

Henningsen Lotus Park is a 51 acre park located on the South Fork of the American River.

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Discussion | 7 comments

  • joe plummerJanuary 02, 2014 - 10:00 pm

    Two words. Plastic pipe.

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  • VernJanuary 03, 2014 - 5:55 am

    Seems this property has a history of precious metals being removed from it without permits...

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 02, 2014 - 10:22 pm

    I had thought that as well Mr. Joe Plummer. but mostly I thought of the money spent--$40,000 is a lot of money. How much money did the person who stole the pipe make? 600 feet of copper is worth what?

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  • joe plummerJanuary 03, 2014 - 8:47 am

    Fran and Vern, your right excuse me for being vague, my thought was to make the effort to steal it not worth the reward by securing the wire inside pipe with adhesive so it can't be pulled out easily, and using plastic for plumbing because it has no resale value.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 03, 2014 - 9:39 am

    :) I understood Mr. Plummer. Hopefully someone will take your suggestion to heart. I have a friend who just made a greenhouse out of plastic pipes. They used metal rods inside the plastic to secure it. Great stuff...and it is inexpensive compared to other choices. The adhesive used for these plastic tubes is very impressive. I can see where you are going with your solution--it may be too simple.

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  • cookie65January 06, 2014 - 7:16 am

    How come stealing from the taxpayers is acceptable under certain circumstances and not under others? The dynamic and situational definition of theft?

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  • cookie65January 06, 2014 - 7:33 am

    http://www.ijreview.com/2014/01/106496-president-taxpayers-give-mrs-obama-lavish-birthday-present/

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