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Copper Thieves

Moscow mule

Copper Thieves Targeting Special ‘Moscow Mule’ Mugs At Restaurants, Bars

Copper is very expensive these days and CBS 13 learned that some businesses are taking extra steps to keep the cups on their shelves.

01/25/2014

Howard Sanders, 26, left, and Curtis Darnell, 36

UPDATE: Church Uses Baby Monitor To Help Nab Suspected Copper Thieves

Members of a Carmichael church that had been targeted by copper thieves for two nights in a row managed to help nab the suspected thieves when the greedy pair returned for a third night.

12/02/2011

water damage

Copper Thieves Cause Water Damage To Sacramento Business

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Crews are cleaning up this morning after copper thieves caused some water damage to a Sacramento dry-cleaning business. Sheriff’s deputies got a call from the alarm company monitoring the Swanson’s Cleaners on […]

11/14/2011

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Fair Oaks Elementary Without Air Conditioning After Being Hit By Copper Thieves

Several suspects have been arrested in Carmichael for allegedly stealing hundreds of feet of copper wiring from a nearby Fair Oaks elementary school.

09/21/2011

CBS13 Hidden Camera Investigation

City Takes Unique Approach To Deter Copper Thieves

There is now a shocking new strategy to fight copper crime. Street lights are now staying on 24-hours a day in one Sacramento neighborhood and the city is banking on live wires to keep criminals away.

05/05/2011

CBS13 Hidden Camera Investigation

Copper Thieves Hit San Juan Unified School, Tenth Since January

Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two would-be copper thieves who were interrupted mid-crime by a neighbor who scared them off as they cut through conduit at a Carmichael school overnight.

05/03/2011

Richard Patino and Robert Wynne (credit: Sacramento Police)

Traffic Stop Leads To Cache Of Stolen Copper

A routine traffic stop turned into something much more when officer discovered thousands of dollars of stolen copper in the back of a van in Sacramento.

04/27/2011

CBS13 Hidden Camera Investigation

Copper Thieves Risk Lives Taking Down Power Lines

Brazen thieves ripped down thousands of feet of live power lines overnight in West Sacramento to steel the copper wires used inside.

01/31/2011