Communication line severed in costly act of Criminal Mischief
Sugar Land, Texas
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                The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding a criminal mischief case in the Sugar Land area.

            On Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a location on Riverbrook Lane in the Sugar Land area. Personnel with the company that installed the communication line received a notification that the line was not working properly.

            Company personnel made location to check the line and discovered the unknown persons gained access into the metal guard of the line. The perpetrators then cut the duct with the cable inside and filled the duct with insulation.

            The cable provides communication service to several businesses and a hospital in the area. The damage was estimated to be approximately $25,000.

            “This is a senseless crime for anyone to commit,” said Sheriff Troy E. Nehls. “Severing a communications line to a hospital and other businesses can create major problems.”


          Anyone who has information on this crime is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc.

-          Call (281) 342-TIPS (8477)

-          Send a Text Message:  Text FBCCS plus your tip to CRIMES (274637)

-          Submit Online:

Information, which leads to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspect(s) involved, could earn you up to $5,000 CASH REWARD         

All calls to Crime Stoppers are ANONYMOUS


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Bob Haenel-PIO

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office

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