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.
Officials of an Antioch church are looking at thousands of dollars in repairs after the church was hit by thieves for the fourth time in two months.
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.
The price tag to replace just one power pole and its missing transformer: $12,000.
Stealing copper wire is nothing new, but Antioch police describe the recent spate of incidents unusual.