No place is safe from scrap metal thieves in Detroit — not even police precincts.
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.
Less than two weeks after my report detailing how copper thieves had sabotaged a $3.2 million dollar LED lighting project on I-94, most of the lights are already back on.
Last summer, MDOT spent $3.2 million on a project to install 330 new LED lights on a five-mile stretch of I-94. The problem is; the damn things don’t work.