Copper Theft

San Jose Police Activities League field. (CBS)

Copper Wire Stolen From San Jose Police Activities League Field

Police in San Jose are finding themselves the victims of a crime, after someone stole copper wire at the Police Activities League’s baseball field.

06/03/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 26:  A worker walks on the bike path next to the new Bay Bridge Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower on August 26, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is set to open on September 3. The bridge will be the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2 Men Allegedly Caught Stealing Copper Wire From Bay Bridge Bike Path

The California Highway Patrol arrested two people Wednesday who were allegedly caught in the act of stealing copper wire from along the Bay Bridge bike path.

05/27/2015

Belmont police arrested transient Donald Robb in connection with a copper wire theft. (Source: Belmont Police)

Transient Arrested For Copper Wire Theft At Vacant Belmont Building

A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stealing copper wire from a vacant building in Belmont on Friday morning, police said.

11/16/2014

A man carries salvaged copper wire. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Man Electrocuted While Allegedly Stripping Copper Wiring From Oakland Warehouse Identified

A man who was electrocuted while allegedly trying to strip copper wiring from an abandoned warehouse in West Oakland last Wednesday night has been identified as 40-year-old Aaron Madacsi.

07/28/2014

Highway 87 near the Taylor Street interchange in San Jose was flooded for several hours on the morning of February 28, 2014. Authorities said thieves stole copper wiring for a sump pump that keeps water off the road. (CBS)

Copper Theft Blamed For Flooding On Highway 87 In San Jose

Caltrans is blaming a group of metal thieves for flooding on Highway 87 during stormy weather Friday morning. The agency said thieves took copper wiring from a sump pump that was supposed to keep water off the road.

03/01/2014

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's office is asking for help in identifying a suspect in a copper wire theft that occurred early Thursday morning at a San Jose VTA station. (Santa Clara Sheriff/VTA)

Sheriff Hoping Social Media Helps Catch VTA Copper Thieves

Copper thieves have struck once again in the Bay Area, this time ripping out copper wiring from a VTA light rail train station in San Jose, but this time authorities have taken to social media to try and catch the thief.

01/31/2014

A man carries salvaged copper wire. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Copper Thieves Vandalize More Than A Dozen Street Lights In Morgan Hill

Copper thieves have vandalized more than a dozen street lights in Morgan Hill, stripping away around 2,700 feet of copper wiring.

01/11/2014

Glenn Cartwright is suspected of stealing copper pipes and wiring from the construction site of Apple's so-called "spaceship" campus in Cupertino on November 29, 2013. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

Arrest Made In Copper Theft At Apple’s ‘Spaceship’ Campus

A Belmont man was arrested Saturday in the theft of copper pipes and wiring from a former Hewlett-Packard Corp. property in Cupertino where Apple Corp. is planning its Apple 2 campus, a sheriff’s sergeant said.

12/02/2013

Scene of explosion and fire on the UC Berkeley campus on September 30, 2013. (CBS)

Power Restored To Most Of UC Berkeley After Outage, Explosion

Power was restored to most of the University of California, Berkeley, on Tuesday as officials confirmed that the theft of copper cables from a substation caused a campus-wide outage that preceded an explosion and evacuation.

10/01/2013

Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and fire on the UC Berkeley campus on September 30, 2013. (CBS)

Power Outage At UC Berkeley Leads To Explosion; 1 Hospitalized

A power outage triggered an explosion and fire at the University of California at Berkeley on Monday evening, prompting an emergency evacuation of the campus and hospitalizing one person with burns, according to authorities.

09/30/2013

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