Police: AC parts stolen by man who ‘doesn’t like air conditioning’

An example of an air conditioning part that was stolen in the Fox Valley in June 2014.
An example of a type of air conditioning part that was stolen in the Fox Valley in June 2014. (Photo courtesy Appleton Police Dept.)

APPLETON – A man suspected of stealing air conditioning components around the Fox Valley told police he doesn’t like air conditioning.

Officers in Appleton and Menasha say they’ve been working together to crack the case. Businesses and homeowners have reported components being stolen from air conditioning units recently.

An example of an air conditioning part that was stolen in the Fox Valley in June 2014.
An example of an air conditioning part that was stolen in the Fox Valley in June 2014. (Photo courtesy Appleton Police Dept.)

Police say a 52-year-old Appleton man admitted taking the control switches and throwing them away. Charges are being forwarded to the district attorney’s office for prosecution; police say they will request restitution as part of the charges. The man was not arrested.

Anyone who has been victimized in a similar theft is asked to call their local police department.

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