scrap metal thieves
Scrap metal thieves are adding to the delays in getting water cleared from flooded roads.
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.
. “By damaging traffic signals, street lights and road signs, these criminals endanger Michiganders,” the governor said.
No place is safe from scrap metal thieves in Detroit — not even police precincts.
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.
“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.
Authorities say they arrested a man for trying to sell counterweights off railroad crossing arms to a Detroit business that deals in scrap metal.
At least a half-dozen fire stations across the city have been broken into and stripped of what can be sold for scrap.