After two costly incidents, authorities have found that metal thieves are now targeting highway construction sites.
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.
Two men have been arrested for allegedly stealing copper from a Natomas neighborhood.
A church congregation has been left without heat after copper thieves ripped open their sanctuary two nights in a row.
Two men have been arrested in connection with metal thefts from seven city parks in Modesto, according to police.
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.
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.