Teacher Accused of Attempted Scrap Metal Theft

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    A teacher in Manchester has been arrested, accused of taking part in a plan to steal scrap metal.

    A Manchester school teacher has been arrested, accused of being involved in a plan to scrap metal theft in Union last week.

    State police said Natalie Dix, 41, of Wales, Massachusetts, was behind the wheel on Wednesday, Aug. 7, waiting on Old Browns Road as her “partner” was trying to steal scrap metal.

    Dix is a teacher at Elisabeth M. Bennet Academy, school officials have confirmed. The school Web site lists her as a math teacher. http://bennet.townofmanchester.org/email.htm

    A state trooper noticed her during a routine patrol and discovered the crime in process when a resident reported that a man was stealing scrap metal, police said.

    A week before the attempted theft, a neighbor interrupted Dix and a man as they tried to steal scrap metal in the same area, according to state police.

    On Saturday, police arrested Dix just before 4 p.m. as she was driving the wrong way on an exit ramp to Interstate 84 West in Union.

    She has been charged with sixth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, accessory and interfering with an officer. Bond was set at $1,500 and she was released on a surety bond. 

    The man is still at large and police are looking to identify him.