Archive for the ‘Security – Contractor’ Category

Copper Theft

June 16, 2008;

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND— South Padre Island authorities are closely monitoring a site where thieves made off with thousands of dollars worth of copper.

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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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Copper wire worth $35,000 stolen from southwestern MN site…

June 10, 2008;

LAMBERTON, Minn. (AP) Authorities in southwestern Minnesota say about $35,000 worth of copper wire has been stolen from a construction site.

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Port-A-John stolen from work site

June 5, 2008;

One normally doesn’t think of a port-a-john as a target for larceny, but just such a theft occurred this week at a local construction site.

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Construction equipment valued at more than $35,000 stolen

April 30, 2008;

CARY – A construction vehicle worth more than $35,000 was stolen without witnesses.

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Thefts at 3 businesses show vulnerability of construction supplies

April 1, 2008 – By David Reynolds;

Ricky Gilbert thinks the thieves who over the weekend struck the business where he works in Castle Hayne knew what they wanted and took their time getting it. Late Friday or early Saturday, the burglars cut their way into Ansco & Associates, a company that installs telephone cables. The thieves ignored electronics, even car keys to nearby vehicles, to steal copper wiring, Gilbert said.

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March 25, 2008

The Herald Mail;

Construction supplies stolen from Pa. roofing firm

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Troopers this morning were investigating the theft of construction supplies from Kelly Roofing, 126 Sunset Boulevard, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Tools stolen from shed in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Troopers this morning were investigating the theft of tools from a shed in the 2900 block of Path Valley Road, Pennsylvania State Police said. A chainsaw and portable drill were taken.

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Construction materials stolen in Chambersburg

March 18, 2008

The Herald-Mail;

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Troopers this morning were investigating the theft of construction materials from the 1200 block of Coventry Court, troopers said in a news release

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March 14, 2008 – CANONSBURG; Boat stolen: Georgianna Farkas told Canonsburg police that a 1974 Smoker Craft 14-foot aluminum boat owned by her father, Frank Farkas, was stolen between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from 724 Giffin Ave. The thief likely pulled a vehicle into Fir Alley to steal the boat.

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Theft – Copper coils were stolen from a home on the 11000 block of U.S. 50 in Bainbridge; 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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Criminals clean out copper

March 13, 2008

By BILL ARCHER – Bluefield Daily Telegraph;

WORTH — The floods of 2001 and 2002 left scores of McDowell County families homeless, but in some parts of the county, the abandoned residences are being stripped bare of copper, aluminum and steel by people who sell the metals for scrap.

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