Officials say the civil rights pioneer’s former Alabama home was stripped for copper scrap.
Scrap metal thieves are adding to the delays in getting water cleared from flooded roads.
Sheriff deputies caught the Auburn Hills couple after they saw the man run into a building along Maybee Road.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said the vote was “great news” for his city and other communities struggling with illegal scrappers.
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.
There is growing pressure on Lansing lawmakers to pass a measure that would crack down on illegal scrapping.
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.
Copper thieves are at it again in metro Detroit.
A Michigan House committee has approved legislation to monitor the sale of scrap metal and other frequently stolen materials.
An alleged copper thief is behind bars after he was caught in the act.