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Copper Theft

New Arizona law aims to stem theft of metals

New law aims to stem theft of metals

May 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Copper thefts not easy to deter

PHOENIX - A special legislative panel is recommending new reporting requirements, sting operations and stiffer penalties in a bid to curb the tide of copper thefts.

November 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Stolen Asarco plates were headed for China, DPS says

Stolen Asarco plates were headed for China, DPS says

Copper plates stolen from the Asarco mine in Hayden were on display Tuesday during an Arizona Department of Public Safety news conference. Copper recovered near Tucson was valued at more than $300,000. Another $1.25 million worth was seized in Los Angeles. "Our detectives just followed the m…

November 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Stolen Asarco plates were headed for China, DPS says

Stolen Asarco plates were headed for China, DPS says

A local investigation of copper theft has uncovered a large-scale operation to steal millions in unrefined metal and ship it to China.

November 14, 2012 12:01 amLoading…

Stolen wires leaving street, park lights dark

John Reid has stopped taking his daily walk in the evening because, he says, it's too dark to see the pavement.

March 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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