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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.


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.