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Canterbury Police are appealing to the public to report any suspicious activity around power poles and lines in their community.

Senior Sergeant Roy Appley says, “Canterbury power company Orion is experiencing an increase in people intentionally tampering with its network throughout the region.

“These incidents put the members of the public at risk of electrocution.

“We have seen instances of potentially live wires that have been left hanging or jutting out of the ground from where people have tampered with cabling and other equipment.

“These people may not realise that they are putting the lives of the public at risk. It is only a matter of time until a person or an innocent member of the public is seriously injured because of these actions.”

If you see anyone acting suspiciously around power poles and lines, please ring 111 immediately. If you see power equipment that’s been damaged, please call Orion on 0800 363 9898, day or night.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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  1. Are people trying to steal power?
    I lived in a flat years ago with another young guy who had been a linesman for telecom in a past vocation. Consequently we had a free phone. Jacked up from the old power pole on the street.

    Imagine tapping into a pylon! Now that would be crazy. Such anarchy.

  2. Electrocution….!
    Do stupid things, win stupid prizes!!!!
    No doubt it’s the Zio-Communist Greenies, who are NOT to be confused with the little Grays that occasionally park their Anti-Gravity Vehicles (UFO’s) over the pylons of high tension lines in order to feed the mercury-based Element 247 swirl reactor with a top-up of plasma energy.
    The Zio-Communist death squads want to destroy the infrastructure causing eventual death to entire populations.
    MTG introduced a bill in the US House to designate ANTIFA, BLM and hopefully will extend this to AIPAC, and the ADL in declaring these to be terrorist organisations!

  3. We had a female Leprecaun living next door to us in good ol’ Masonic Christchurch, and unknown to us at the time, her boyfriend tapped into OUR power supply. After seeing a 3 month inflated increase in pricing, we called-out an electrician to troubleshoot the system (the power company said we were ‘high-end users’…)
    The electrician found an attached jumper and spliced wires that were removed from the Leprecaun’s electrical meter, and attached to ours!!!
    Went to the cops; the sparky didn’t want to get involved, the cops couldn’t be bothered, and the Leprecaun was alas paying for her own power once again! She made her vented rage known by slamming doors, revving the engine on her Subaru, and inviting a bunch on ‘Pufferfish’s (P-addicts) home at different times for cook-ups, distributions, and general Leprecaun and Gnome-like behaviours from both her & her tree-stump guest!
    BUT- our power bill dropped back to ‘normal’, but then came the ‘Mailbox Offering’ and being blamed for cracks in the shared driveway post 22 February quake.
    Guess Mother Redcap got pissed off…!

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