After two costly incidents, authorities have found that metal thieves are now targeting highway construction sites.
Another rash of manhole cover thefts in midtown Sacramento has forced city officials to spend thousands to replenish their dwindling supply of replacement lids.
A man has been arrested for the theft of several memorial plaques from a wall commemorating fallen first responders and military veterans, an alleged crime that would only have netted him a few bucks if it had been successful, authorities said.
Two men have been arrested in connection with metal thefts from seven city parks in Modesto, according to police.
A therapy horse was killed after metal thieves tore down a pasture fence, allowing some of the animals to wander near a busy highway, authorities said.
Tuolumne County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two men for stealing guard rails from the side of a road.
Thieves stole dozens of bronze vases from a cemetery in repeated thefts over the past month, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage, authorities said.