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The drop in copper prices hasn’t stopped the illegal metal trade, but Southern Arizona is seeing a slowdown in the volume of metal thefts.

  • Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

New law aims to stem theft of metals

  • Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX - A special legislative panel is recommending new reporting requirements, sting operations and stiffer penalties in a bid to curb the …

  • Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star

A local investigation of copper theft has uncovered a large-scale operation to steal millions in unrefined metal and ship it to China.

  • A.E. ARAIZA / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Copper plates stolen from the Asarco mine in Hayden were on display Tuesday during an Arizona Department of Public Safety news conference. Cop…

  • Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star

John Reid has stopped taking his daily walk in the evening because, he says, it's too dark to see the pavement.