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.
Southington Police have arrested a local man after he accidentally called 911 as he was allegedly stealing scrap metal from a local business.
Ansonia police say they assume that two plaques engraved with the names of war heroes were stolen because of the value of the copper and brass as scrap metal.
State police say they’ve arrested 13 people in a crackdown into the theft of pipe and wiring from empty buildings in Pomfret, with more arrests expected. Police say the thefts totaled an estimated quarter-million-dollars damage