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Trio tried to steal copper from AC, report says

SPRING HILL — Tuesday afternoon, authorities say, someone spotted two men and a woman dismantling an air conditioner outside a home in Spring Hill.

When a sheriff's deputy arrived at 2301 Pomeroy Road, a report says, he noticed a red Ford Focus parked in the driveway. Danielle Frasca; her boyfriend, Kenneth Sorrells, and his brother, Kendall Sorrells, were sitting inside the vehicle.

The deputy then noticed a disassembled air conditioning unit on the side of the house. A report says the three soon admitted that they had taken the unit apart so they could remove and eventually sell its inner copper components.

After the suspects were arrested and brought back to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, detectives say they interviewed them and connected Frasca and Kenneth Sorrells, both of 2490 Dothan Ave., to at least seven other air conditioner thefts throughout Spring Hill. Authorities say all of the targeted homes were vacant; some were in foreclosure.

The two admitted to scrapping the stolen copper for money in both Hernando and Pasco counties, a report says.

Frasca, 37, has been charged with eight felonies and was being held Wednesday at the Hernando County Detention Facility in lieu of $4,000 bail. Kenneth Sorrells, 26, who also had a warrant out of Pasco, was charged with nine crimes and remained in custody in lieu of $5,000 bail. Kendall Sorrells, 24, of 7739 Pinehurst Drive, was only charged in the Pomeroy Road case; he was released after posting $2,000 bail. His criminal history includes convictions of criminal trespass, retail theft and battery.

Sheriff's officials say the investigation will continue.

Reach John Woodrow Cox at [email protected] or (352) 848-1432.

Trio tried to steal copper from AC, report says 12/21/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 7:45pm]
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