Man arrested for allegedly cutting down 40-foot light poles

Posted at 4:00 PM, May 17, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-17 18:00:16-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City police have arrested a man who allegedly stole 40-foot aluminum light poles for some quick cash.

Officers say they caught Jason Winkler on Tuesday with power tools used to cut the poles after witnesses called them.

Police say Winkler was cutting down the poles in west Salt Lake City and recycling them for quick cash.

He now faces felony theft charges and a drug charge.