scrap metal thieves
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.