As cities and agencies around the Bay Area work to figure out how to pay for the recent rash of copper thefts, the Concord City Council voted Tuesday night to spend nearly half of a million dollars to replace what’s been stolen.
Bay Area Rapid Transit officers have arrested a man suspected of steeling copper wire from its trackways.
A BART spokesperson said there have been three incidents this week. The most recent incident happened early Tuesday morning in Oakland.
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.
A landmark bell was reported stolen from the garden at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco on Sunday morning.
The 700-pound statue was placed in Scottsdale Pond Park in 2007. It was named Omay, the Miwok word for pelican, and it cost the city $27,500.
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.
Three people were arrested at a recycling center in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood after buying stolen copper and other metals from undercover police officers early Saturday morning.
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.
Concord police and Concord Toyota are offering a new program to help prevent catalytic converter thefts from Toyota trucks and 4Runners, which has been an expensive and ongoing problem in the city.