Copper Theft

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5 Men Suspected Of Stealing Copper Wire From Beverly Hills Street Lights

Police say five men were arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing copper wire that knocked out power to Beverly Hills street lights.


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Copper Thefts Leave Redlands Community In The Dark

A community in San Bernardino County has been left in the dark after a series of copper thefts have disabled their street lights.


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Man Behind Bars On Suspicion Of Stealing Copper From Rancho Mirage Library

A man suspected of stealing copper from a public library in Rancho Mirage was behind bars on Friday.


Top, L-R: Jonathan Kirkman, Daniel Melendez, Shawn Pickrall. Bottom, L-R: Linda Jurado, Patricia Lua, Maria Notarangeli. (credit: San Bernardino County Sherriff's Department)

Apparent Crew Of Copper Thieves Arrested After Botched Chino Hills Theft

An apparent crew of copper thieves face burglary and possession of stolen property charges after two of them were allegedly caught trying to steal the wiring from a vacant retail store in Chino Hills, and police believe they may have committed similar crimes elsewhere.


Police say a man who was electrocuted was trying to steal copper, but his family says he was doing his job cleaning up a vacant lot. (credit: Leonard Guillen)

Family Says Man Electrocuted Was Doing Job, Not Stealing Copper

Police say a man who was electrocuted was trying to steal copper, but his family claims he was just doing his job maintaining the property.


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Man Dies, Woman Burned In Apparent Copper Wire Theft Attempt

Police say a man died and a woman was critically injured Saturday while trying to steal copper wire from an electrical vault that exploded.