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Metal Theft

Tucson and Pima County copper crooks less active as prices drop

Tucson and Pima County copper crooks less active as prices drop

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.

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City says no extra funds for spay and neuter program

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Arizona Asarco employees implicated in copper theft ring

Arizona Asarco employees implicated in copper theft ring

Eighteen people are charged in a multi-million dollar copper theft ring involving Asarco employees.

April 30, 2013 12:07 pm Related

Tucson recycling firm's properties searched in copper theft probe

Search warrants were served Tuesday on a Tucson recycling company with three locations in Southern Arizona as part of an investigation into large-scale copper theft.

April 17, 2013 1:49 pm
2 San Manuel men arrested in copper theft from closed mine

2 San Manuel men arrested in copper theft from closed mine

Two San Manuel men were arrested after Pinal County sheriff’s deputies say they found them in hand-dug tunnel they used to access an abandoned mine shaft so they could steal copper from the BHP Mine.

November 28, 2012 1:59 pm Related

Copper thefts not easy to deter

PHOENIX - A special legislative panel is recommending new reporting requirements, sting operations and stiffer penalties in a bid to curb the tide of copper thefts.

November 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Bogus water workers reported

Metal theft may be the motive for people suspected of impersonating Tucson Water employees.

September 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Police put focus on stopping metal thefts

Metal thieves have committed 216 thefts and inflicted more than $600,000 in damages on local businesses and residents since January .

May 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

2 arrested in Tucson copper thefts

Two men were arrested last week, accused of stealing copper from an eastside shopping center, police said Tuesday.

April 10, 2012 10:57 pm

Theft of copper wire remains city plague

“The thieves know that if there’s a light on, there’s copper somewhere,” said deputy parks director John Sefton.

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