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Metal Theft

City says no extra funds for spay and neuter program

Tucson won’t be pitching in to help keep the unwanted pet population down.

September 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona Asarco employees implicated in copper theft ring

Arizona Asarco employees implicated in copper theft ring

Eighteen people are charged in a multi-million dollar copper theft ring involving Asarco employees.

April 30, 2013 12:07 pm Related

Tucson recycling firm's properties searched in copper theft probe

Search warrants were served Tuesday on a Tucson recycling company with three locations in Southern Arizona as part of an investigation into large-scale copper theft.

April 17, 2013 1:49 pm
2 San Manuel men arrested in copper theft from closed mine

2 San Manuel men arrested in copper theft from closed mine

Two San Manuel men were arrested after Pinal County sheriff’s deputies say they found them in hand-dug tunnel they used to access an abandoned mine shaft so they could steal copper from the BHP Mine.

November 28, 2012 1:59 pm Related

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…

Bogus water workers reported

Metal theft may be the motive for people suspected of impersonating Tucson Water employees.

September 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Police put focus on stopping metal thefts

Metal thieves have committed 216 thefts and inflicted more than $600,000 in damages on local businesses and residents since January .

May 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

2 arrested in Tucson copper thefts

Two men were arrested last week, accused of stealing copper from an eastside shopping center, police said Tuesday.

April 10, 2012 10:57 pm

Theft of copper wire remains city plague

“The thieves know that if there’s a light on, there’s copper somewhere,” said deputy parks director John Sefton.

March 12, 2012 2:10 pm Related Loading…


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