Cowlitz County Deputies are looking into a vandalism and theft incident reported last night at the Scale Shack on I-5 southbound at milepost 44. Department of Transportation workers contacted the Sheriff’s office at about 10:35 pm, reporting that someone had gotten into the junction boxes for the “scales in motion” equipment, ripping out copper wire and fiber optic cables. It’s being speculated that the suspects accessed the boxes from Washburn Road, which runs parallel to the Scale Shack location. Deputies also found two rolls of copper wire stashed along that fence line. There’s no estimate yet on the loss, nor have any suspects have been identified.