scrap metal thieves

Abandoned cars are completely under water on I-696. (Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Copper Theft A Possible Factor In Metro Detroit Freeway Flooding

Scrap metal thieves are adding to the delays in getting water cleared from flooded roads.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/13/2014

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950) File

Suspected Scrap Metal Thief Injured In Roof Collapse

Detroit fire officials say a man trying to strip scrap aluminum off a vacant house on the city’s west side was injured Monday when the porch roof collapsed on him.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2014


Gov. Snyder Signs Bill To Block Scrap Metal Thefts

. “By damaging traffic signals, street lights and road signs, these criminals endanger Michiganders,” the governor said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014

(Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Scrappers Leave Old Detroit Police Precinct A Complete Eyesore

No place is safe from scrap metal thieves in Detroit — not even police precincts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2014


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


Bi-Partisan Support For Bill To Thwart Metal Thieves

“We have people stealing farm machinery, copper plumbing from homes, air conditioners from schools and copper from our wind turbines in the area,” said GOP Rep. Paul Muxlow.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/04/2013

Man Arrested In Scrap Case Involving Rail Crossing

Authorities say they arrested a man for trying to sell counterweights off railroad crossing arms to a Detroit business that deals in scrap metal.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2013

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Thieves Targeting Closed Detroit Fire Stations

At least a half-dozen fire stations across the city have been broken into and stripped of what can be sold for scrap.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/15/2012