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Two Smithville residents arrested for stealing electricity
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Steve Franklin Mabe Jr.
Steve Franklin Mabe Jr., 43, was arrested Friday for theft of services, vandalism, trespassing and reckless endangerment. Police were advised that Mabe had dug a ditch to his neighbor's property and was stealing electricity from them. Upon arrival, police observed a drench that was dug approximately 30 feet onto the victim's property and found a wire connected to the victim's air conditioning unit's electrical power which required the unit to be taken apart.