Copper Theft

(CBS)

Copper Thieves Target Metering Lights, Add To Bay Area Gridlock

Motorists are quick to blame solo drivers, out-of-sync traffic lights and an improving economy for San Francisco Bay area traffic gridlock.

02/11/2013

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Novato Cop Hurt While Chasing PG&E Copper Theft Suspects

A Novato police officer was injured during a chase with two suspects.

09/25/2012

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

Newark Man Arrested For Stealing City-Owned Copper Spool

A Newark man was arrested Monday night on suspicion of stealing a city-owned spool of copper wire from a work site in Benicia, police said.

08/29/2012

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

2 Suspected Copper Thieves Arrested In Petaluma PG&E Yard

Two men were arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of stealing copper wire from a PG&E yard in Petaluma, police said.

08/06/2012

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

2 Arrested During Milpitas Copper Theft

Two San Jose men were arrested on suspicion of stealing copper wire from a commercial building in Milpitas on Friday morning, police said.

07/12/2012

Evidence of copper theft. (File - CBS)

Copper Thieves Score Massive Haul in American Canyon

American Canyon may have to spend as much as $7,000 to replace the roughly 1,000 ft. of copper wire snatched from Veterans Memorial Park sometime within the past week. A thief or thieves broke into a vault at the park, grabbing the pricey commodity.

05/18/2012

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

Concord Plagued By Copper Thefts

The thieves have been targeting street lights, irrigation control systems and even catalytic converters from cars.

05/01/2012

A copper flower holder at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma (CBS)

Metal Thieves Steal 500 Flower Holders From Colma Graves

Colma police said thieves stole brass and copper flower holders from more than 500 graves at the Cypress Lawn Memorial Park earlier this month.

02/29/2012

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

Concord Votes To Foot The Bill For Copper Thefts

As cities and agencies around the Bay Area work to figure out how to pay for the recent rash of copper thefts, the Concord City Council voted Tuesday night to spend nearly half of a million dollars to replace what’s been stolen.

12/14/2011

BART station (CBS)

Copper Thieves Stealing From Operating BART Tracks

A BART spokesperson said there have been three incidents this week. The most recent incident happened early Tuesday morning in Oakland.

12/06/2011

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