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.
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.