WASHINGTON TERRACE -- Bonneville High School is temporarily without air conditioning as thieves have stolen the copper wire from three rooftop air-conditioning units.
Police say the thieves climbed onto the roof early Saturday morning and stripped the copper wire. Investigators now are looking at the school's surveillance footage to try to identify those responsible.
Police say the footage shows people in a two-door, light-colored vehicle picking up the wire from where it was placed near a pine tree at the school.
Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for copper thieves, especially at schools and other buildings.
"Copper wire thefts are obviously an ongoing problem, and they have been for years," Weber County Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Talbot said.
A school district spokesman said the cost to replace the units through insurance will total $15,000 to $16,000.
Anyone with information about any suspicious behavior or recent copper thefts is asked to call 801-629-8221.