Solvay man arrested for stealing copper from military test site

Frank Ruggiero II

A man accused of stealing copper wiring from military buildings in Verona last year has been arrested.

26-year-old Frank Ruggiero II of Solvay was arrested Thursday and charged with third degree burglary for his involvement in the theft of copper wiring at the Verona Test Site on Germany Road. The thefts in and around military buildings occurred in the summer and fall of 2012.

The property is owned and monitored by the United States Air Force and served as a test site for the former Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome.

Ruggiero was remanded to the Oneida County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.