Two San Jose men were arrested on suspicion of stealing copper wire from a commercial building in Milpitas on Friday morning, police said.
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.
The thieves have been targeting street lights, irrigation control systems and even catalytic converters from cars.
Colma police said thieves stole brass and copper flower holders from more than 500 graves at the Cypress Lawn Memorial Park earlier this month.
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.
A BART spokesperson said there have been three incidents this week. The most recent incident happened early Tuesday morning in Oakland.
An Antioch homeowner who shot and killed a man in one of his vacant properties Saturday may have interrupted a burglary.
Three people were arrested at a recycling center in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood after buying stolen copper and other metals from undercover police officers early Saturday morning.
San Francisco police are investigating the theft of copper from schools in the city’s Sunset District, including one school that has been hit four times in the past week.
Police in Menlo Park are investigating three separate thefts of copper wiring this month from the future headquarters of Facebook.