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.
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.
Fire officials in Redwood City are warning property owners that brass fittings are being stolen from sprinkler systems and standpipes throughout the city.
The grates over storm drains have been disappearing in Vallejo at a rapid pace, leaving several dangerous gaping holes next to street curbs.
Skippy the dog was an ambassador for the Marin Humane Society. Just weeks after his death, a bronze statue donated in Skippy’s honor has gone missing.
Copper theft is nothing new in the Bay Area. But thieves have been particularly busy in Vallejo, where several schools were stripped of the valuable metal in recent weeks.
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.