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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)

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

Bleachers damaged by metal thieves at San Francisco’s Crocker-Amazon Park (CBS)

Metal Thieves Steal Bleachers, Irrigation Pipes From San Francisco Park

Metal thieves have hauled away aluminum bleachers and irrigation pipes from San Francisco’s Crocker-Amazon Park.

07/09/2012

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

Firefighters responded to the fire at 17950 Hesperian Blvd. after a fire broke out on the roof of the complex. (BCN)

Metal Thieves May Have Sparked San Lorenzo Strip Mall Fire

Firefighters extinguished an electrical fire on the roof of a strip mall in San Lorenzo early Tuesday morning, and investigators believe the fire may have been started by thieves attempting to steal copper wiring, a fire spokeswoman said.

04/10/2012

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

Copper Thieves Dressed As Utility Workers Target Sunnyvale Street Lights

Thieves dressed as utility workers have broken into a number of underground vaults beneath street light poles in Sunnyvale in order to make off with large amounts of valuable copper wire, according to police.

01/12/2012

Antioch Burglar Shot

Suspected Antioch Burglar Shot Dead By Homeowner

An Antioch homeowner who shot and killed a man in one of his vacant properties Saturday may have interrupted a burglary.

11/06/2011

The copper bell stolen from St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco (BCN)

Stolen SF Cathedral Bell Recovered Near Oakland Scrap Yard

Police have told the Archdiocese of San Francisco that they had found a 5,300 pound, historic bell that had been stolen last Sunday from the grounds of St. Mary’s Cathedral.

10/26/2011

The copper bell stolen from St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco (BCN)

Historic Copper Bell Stolen From San Francisco Cathedral

A landmark bell was reported stolen from the garden at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco on Sunday morning.

10/24/2011

Evidence of copper theft. (File - CBS)

Copper Wire Stolen From Light Poles In Petaluma Park

Petaluma police said between 1,500 and 1,800 feet of copper wire was stolen from six light poles at Prince Park over the weekend.

10/04/2011

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