Metal Theft

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.


A copper flower holder at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma (CBS)

Metal Thieves Steal 500 Flower Holders From Colma Graves

Colma police said thieves stole brass and copper flower holders from more than 500 graves at the Cypress Lawn Memorial Park earlier this month.


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.


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

Concord Votes To Foot The Bill For Copper Thefts

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.


BART train, station

BART Police Arrest Suspected Copper Thief

Bay Area Rapid Transit officers have arrested a man suspected of steeling copper wire from its trackways.


BART station (CBS)

Copper Thieves Stealing From Operating BART Tracks

A BART spokesperson said there have been three incidents this week. The most recent incident happened early Tuesday morning in Oakland.


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.


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.


A photo of the pelican sculpture stolen from a Scottsdale Pond Park (City of Novato)

700-Pound Pelican Statue Stolen From Novato Park

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.


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.