Stories tagged with: copper thefts

January 21, 2010 - 6:10pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

Copper pipes and wires can be a hot item for thieves.

Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz, says 2009 saw a spike in the amount of copper-related thefts.

"We had different kinds of thefts from people breaking into the power stations, we had some houses people broke into and took copper pipe right out of the basement and left water running in people's abandoned houses and such, so there have been some of those issues," tells Sheriff Lutz.

He says there was a...

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