Copper Theft

copper crime

Metal Recyclers Upset Over Sacramento’s Proposed Copper Crackdown

Thieves stripping wire from Sacramento stoplights and streetlights have caused nearly $2 million in damage. That’s why officers are asking city leaders to approve new rules for recycling businesses.


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CHP: Metal Thieves Hitting Highway Construction Sites

After two costly incidents, authorities have found that metal thieves are now targeting highway construction sites.


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Copper Thieves Leave Watt Avenue Light Rail Station Walk Dark For Months

A stretch of lights went out in December forcing commuters to walk in the dark. He says he’s talked to light-rail workers since then.


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Two Men Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Copper Wire In Natomas

Two men have been arrested for allegedly stealing copper from a Natomas neighborhood.


Carmichael Church, Copper Theft

Copper Theft Leaves Church Without Heat

A church congregation has been left without heat after copper thieves ripped open their sanctuary two nights in a row.


CBS13 Hidden Camera Investigation

Two Men Arrested In Metal Thefts From Modesto City Parks

Two men have been arrested in connection with metal thefts from seven city parks in Modesto, according to police.


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Deputies Arrest Suspect After ‘Brazen’ Copper Theft

Three suspects damaged more than a dozen street lights and led deputies on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash Saturday morning, leading to an arrest of one of the men, authorities said.


CBS13 Hidden Camera Investigation

Anti-Copper Theft Rules Rarely Enforced

Copper theft is on the rise in Northern California; schools, businesses and parks have all been hit. A CBS13 hidden camera investigation uncovered that a state law designed to catch the thieves is being broken, and nobody is enforcing it.

CBS13/CW31 Television–11/16/2010