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Metal Theft

A fire hydrant.

Metal Thieves Target Fire Hydrants In Cash-Strapped Modesto

It’s believed the thieves are targeting hydrants so they can sell the cast iron scraps to recyclers.

09/20/2012

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

Newark Man Arrested For Stealing City-Owned Copper Spool

A Newark man was arrested Monday night on suspicion of stealing a city-owned spool of copper wire from a work site in Benicia, police said.

08/29/2012

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

A storm drain in Union City. (CBS)

Metal Thieves Target Storm Drains In Union City

According to city officials, 15 metal storm drain grates have been snatched in the last three weeks. Police are concerned the missing grates may lead to someone falling into storm drains.

07/27/2012

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

2 Arrested During Milpitas Copper Theft

Two San Jose men were arrested on suspicion of stealing copper wire from a commercial building in Milpitas on Friday morning, police said.

07/12/2012

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

Wine Grapes

Sonoma Man Arrested In Theft Of Vineyard Sprinklers For Metal Value

A Sonoma man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing hundreds of frost-prevention sprinklers from vineyards in Sonoma County, a Sonoma County sheriff’s sergeant said.

07/03/2012

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

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

Concord Plagued By Copper Thefts

The thieves have been targeting street lights, irrigation control systems and even catalytic converters from cars.

05/01/2012

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