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Copper Theft

Hivzo Redzepagic, Afreda Zekiri (Courtesy Wolcott Police)

Two Arrests In Wolcott Copper Theft

A Wolcott man and a Prospect woman face charges after an off-duty Wolcott policeman spotted a man taking copper from a vacant house and loading it into an SUV.

02/11/2014

Stemming from a dramatic rise in value over the past decade, nearly 50,000 incidents of copper theft have cost U.S. utility sites an estimated $1 billion annually. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: Copper Theft Costs US Nearly $1 Billion Annually

Stemming from a dramatic rise in value over the past decade, nearly 50,000 incidents of copper theft have cost U.S. utility sites an estimated $1 billion annually.

08/13/2013

John Pringal (L) and Thomas Debaise (South Windsor Police photo)

Men Charged With Trying To Steal Copper From Substation

South Windsor Police have arrested two men accused of trying to steal copper wire from a Connecticut Light and Power substation early Saturday.

12/19/2011

Burr Homestead (Town of Fairfield photo)

Copper Thieves Strike Historic Connecticut Home

A historic mansion in Connecticut that was burned by the British in the Revolutionary War has suffered another injustice – the theft of all its copper downspouts.

08/10/2011