Metal Theft

Evidence of copper theft. (File - CBS)

3 Arrested In San Francisco Stolen Metal Sting

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.


Evidence of copper theft. (File - CBS)

Metal Thieves Strike Antioch Church Again

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.


Toyota. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Concord Thieves Target Toyota Catalytic Converters

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.

CBS San Francisco–08/24/2011

Evidence of copper theft. (File - CBS)

Copper Thieves Targeting Schools In San Francisco’s Sunset District

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/17/2011

A fire hydrant.

Redwood City Sees Rash Of Metal Thefts

Fire officials in Redwood City are warning property owners that brass fittings are being stolen from sprinkler systems and standpipes throughout the city.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/10/2011

Storm drain (Wikipedia)

Vallejo Police Report A Rash Of Storm Drain Thefts

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 appears with a statue of his likeness at the Marin Humane Society dog park in Novato. (CBS)

Bronze Dog Statue Stolen From Marin Humane Society

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/04/2011

Evidence of copper theft. (File - CBS)

Rash Of Copper Wire Thefts Plague Vallejo Schools; Start Of School Year May Be Threatened

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/28/2011


Antioch Copper Wire Thieves Reach New High – Or Low

The price tag to replace just one power pole and its missing transformer: $12,000.



PG&E Hit Hard By Antioch Copper Thefts

Stealing copper wire is nothing new, but Antioch police describe the recent spate of incidents unusual.