Archive for the ‘In The News’ Category

Copper Vases Stolen From Cemetary

June 18, 2008;

ST. ALBANS — St. Albans Police are investigating the theft of 150 copper vases from Cunningham Memorial Park Cemetary.

The total value of the vases is estimated at over $18,000.

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Copper thieves strike again at Horn Farm Center

June 17, 2008;

Copper thieves hit an agricultural education center for the second time in about three months, center officials said Monday.

Copper piping was stolen from the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education in Hellam Township sometime between Friday night and the next morning, when center officials arrived to set up for an event, Debbie Krout-Althoff, the center’s executive director, said.

“This time, they took the copper they didn’t get last time,” Krout-Althoff said. “It’s just a mess.”

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BREAKING NEWS: Two OB businesses targeted by thieves

June 13, 2008;

OLIVE BRANCH – Olive Branch police are investigating the second theft in a year at Southaven RV Center, as well as another at Asplundh’s Railroad Division.

Thieves recently targeted the RV center, located Craft Goodman Frontage Road, stealing 21 flat-screen televisions from 19 units for sale.

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Copper thieves continue to test local authorities’ mettle

June 12, 2008;

Though construction has recently slowed, police say copper theft is still a problem in Fayetteville.

“It’s not just copper anymore; it’s all metals,” said Fayetteville police Sgt. Tim Franklin. “We’ve seen people stealing beer kegs, CO 2 canisters, you name it. It usually happens around construction sites or abandoned homes.”

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Thieves among us

June 10, 2008;

Daylight doesn’t put an end to property crimes

Each year about this time, letters and complaints come to our attention about things being stolen — forgive the cliche — in broad daylight.

Home safety manuals extoll the virtues of outdoor lighting and motion-detecting lights as a crime deterrent, but in a land where the sun barely dips below the horizon, we know that light isn’t the only deterrent.

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Alleged thefts blamed on price of scrap metal

June 9, 2008;

TUSCOLA – Douglas County Sheriff Charlie McGrew says thefts of scrap metal and other metal may be on the rise because of rising costs of metal commodities.

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Thieves claim power lines near Castle Rock

June 6, 2008;

Cowlitz PUD officials believe metal thieves tore down and stole 2,500 feet of overhead power line north of Castle Rock early Thursday morning.

It would be at least the second case of metal theft involving power lines in that area in recent weeks.

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£3,000 drain covers theft ‘endangers lives’

June 6, 2008;
THIEVES made off with 15 drain covers, worth £3,000, from four streets, in the latest metal crime wave in the area.

The batch of grates were ripped up from Snowley Park, Crossway Hand, Irving Burgess Close and Barnes Way, in Whittlesey, between 8pm, on Tuesday, June 3, and 7am the following day.

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Coppers and Robbers

June 5, 2008;

Dickran Manoogian returned from his winter home in Florida this spring to find his family’s summer cottage stripped of its copper pipes.

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Copper thefts

June 4, 2008;

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – With Copper prices on the rise, so are thefts of the metal.  In the past month and a half close to $70,000 worth of copper has been stolen from construction facilities on Purdue’s Campus. Purdue police say the most recent theft discovered on May 29th involved more than 600 feet of copper wire running about $42 a foot.

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