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Copper Thefts

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Homeless Advocates Balk At Plan To Close SF Parks At Night

Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a bill on Tuesday that would close San Francisco City Parks at night. The city’s homeless advocates, however, say that the measure would criminalize park dwellers.

07/23/2013

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

Contra Costa DA Targets Metal Dealers In Copper Theft Crackdown

A new crackdown on copper thefts in the East Bay involves undercover work by investigators to catch scrap metal dealers who may have bought stolen goods.

06/19/2012

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NorCal Copper Thieves Knocking Down Rural Utility Poles

Brazen thieves are now knocking down utility poles in rural areas of Central California to get valuable copper wiring.

05/03/2012