Metal Theft

Surveillance Cameras Capture Copper Theft At San Jose Recycling BusinessSurveillance cameras recorded the caper at about 1 o'clock Thursday morning. The remarkably clear video first showed two men getting out of a dark Chevy pickup.
Copper Theft Blamed For Flooding On Highway 87 In San JoseCaltrans is blaming a group of metal thieves for flooding on Highway 87 during stormy weather Friday morning. The agency said thieves took copper wiring from a sump pump that was supposed to keep water off the road.
Sheriff Hoping Social Media Helps Catch VTA Copper ThievesCopper 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.
Arrest Made In Copper Theft At Apple's 'Spaceship' Campus A Belmont man was arrested Saturday in the theft of copper pipes and wiring from a former Hewlett-Packard Corp. property in Cupertino where Apple Corp. is planning its Apple 2 campus, a sheriff's sergeant said.
Power Restored To Most Of UC Berkeley After Outage, ExplosionPower was restored to most of the University of California, Berkeley, on Tuesday as officials confirmed that the theft of copper cables from a substation caused a campus-wide outage that preceded an explosion and evacuation.
Power Outage At UC Berkeley Leads To Explosion; 1 HospitalizedA power outage triggered an explosion and fire at the University of California at Berkeley on Monday evening, prompting an emergency evacuation of the campus and hospitalizing one person with burns, according to authorities.
1 Arrested In Attempted Copper Theft At Fremont Shopping CenterPolice arrested a suspect and attempted to locate another suspect who were interrupted while attempting to steal copper wire from a shopping center rooftop in Fremont on Tuesday morning, police said.
Bay Area Power Outages Blamed On Copper Thieves, Downed TreesPG&E is investigating the possibility that copper thieves were to blame for a power outage in Oakland’s Fruitvale District on Tuesday night. Meanwhile a fallen tree in San Francisco has caused an outage for residents there.
Vallejo Using Tech Tricks To Bring An End To Copper TheftsSecurity experts confirmed that technology now exists to embed a tracking chip into the wire which will alert authorities if the wire is cut and allow police to track its movements.
Bronze Memorial Plaques Stolen From Modesto ChurchDozens of bronze plaques have been pried off a memorial wall at a Modesto church.
Novato Cop Hurt While Chasing PG&E Copper Theft SuspectsA Novato police officer was injured during a chase with two suspects.
Metal Thieves Target Fire Hydrants In Cash-Strapped ModestoIt's believed the thieves are targeting hydrants so they can sell the cast iron scraps to recyclers.