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.