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Calhoun police recover $120K of stolen I-beams

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CALHOUN, GA (WRCB) -- Approximately $120,000 worth of steel I-beams that were part of the construction project at Calhoun High School have been recovered from a recycling center in Lake City, Georgia.

Police Chief Garry Moss says the theft, which occurred over the last weekend in June, was discovered after a construction company employee noticed a flatbed trailer containing the I-beams was missing from a parking lot where they had been stored.

The I-beams were intended for the ongoing construction at Calhoun High School, are were to be used this week.

Within two hours of the theft being reported, however, detectives were able to track the stolen metal to a recycling center in Lake City, Ga.  

After working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation there, detectives were able to confirm the I-beams were the same ones stolen from Calhoun.  

"We expect an arrest to follow in the coming weeks as detectives continue to follow leads in an attempt to locate all parties involved in this theft," said Chief Moss.

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