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Copper Theft

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Suspected Copper Thieves Arrested In Oakland County

Sheriff deputies caught the Auburn Hills couple after they saw the man run into a building along Maybee Road.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/21/2014

Michigan House OKs Metal Theft Bill After Deal

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said the vote was “great news” for his city and other communities struggling with illegal scrappers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2014

Copper pipes (credit: istock)

Metal Theft Bill Hung Up Despite Leaders’ Push

The legislation would tighten rules in what can be a lucrative scrap metal market, giving police and prosecutors more tools to bolster cases against thieves.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/16/2014

Detroit Police Chief James Craig speaking at news conference on the subject of illegal scrapping. (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

Association President On Illegal Scrapping: “We Need Payment Control”

There is growing pressure on Lansing lawmakers to pass a measure that would crack down on illegal scrapping.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2014


Copper Thieves Hit Detroit Church, Leave Water Gushing, Destroy Interior [VIDEO]

As Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan appeals to Lansing lawmakers for tougher rules to crack down on illegal scrappers, one Detroit church has become the latest victim of copper theft.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/06/2014


After Millions Spent On Repairs, I-94 Is Dark Again Thanks To Copper Thieves

Copper thieves are at it again in metro Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2013


House Panel OKs Bills To Curb Sale Of Stolen Scrap

A Michigan House committee has approved legislation to monitor the sale of scrap metal and other frequently stolen materials.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/01/2013

Robert Matthew Doyle (Credit: Michigan State Police)

Detroit Man Caught Stealing Copper From Light Poles

An alleged copper thief is behind bars after he was caught in the act.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/23/2013

Highland Park Water Plant (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Copper Thieves Target Shuttered Highland Park Water Plant

An empty police cruiser used as a decoy and security cameras monitored by the police department failed to help protect Highland Park’s shuttered water plant from ruthless copper thieves.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2013

Copper Thieves Target Vacant School In Pontiac

Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a break-in at a vacant school in Pontiac.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2013