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Garner police: Man tried to steal copper from police construction site

Posted August 28

Kevin James Rickard

— A 22-year-old Garner man was charged Thursday after police say he tried to steal about $1,000 from the Garner Police Department. 

Kevin James Rickard, of 2000 Kelly Glen Drive, is charged with attempted larceny.

According to an arrest warrant released Thursday, he tried to steal copper from a construction site where the Garner Police Department is building a new station. He was arrested on Seventh Avenue in Garner after running from police.

Rickard received a $15,000 bond Thursday.


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  • djofraleigh Aug 28, 6:19 p.m.

    A robber robs cop's copper....is that right?

  • sneeziegal Aug 28, 4:17 p.m.

    He ran from police? Like they're not going to spot his Boogie Nights hairstyle from 2 miles... View More

    — Posted by klbarker29


  • busyb97 Aug 28, 2:54 p.m.

    Stealing copper from the coppers? Smart dude!

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Aug 28, 2:51 p.m.

    You all are so clever. Everyone feel better now?

    — Posted by Backtothemountains

    I do. Thank you for asking.

  • Backtothemountains Aug 28, 2:43 p.m.

    You all are so clever. Everyone feel better now?

  • LetsBeFair Aug 28, 2:18 p.m.

    guess the plan of being right under their nose didn't work!

  • LetsBeFair Aug 28, 2:17 p.m.

    the best excuse was that he needed money for a haircut?

  • pedsrndad Aug 28, 1:23 p.m.

    Stealing from a police facility being built? Here's your sign!

  • JustOneGodLessThanUU Aug 28, 12:47 p.m.

    What happened to his hair - did he get tased or try to jump over an electric fence?

  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Aug 28, 12:43 p.m.

    He looks really....shocked that he got caught