Police: Copper theft endangers workers

Police: Copper theft endangers workers

There are 13 comments on the The Morning Call story from Oct 2, 2008, titled Police: Copper theft endangers workers. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Four Schuylkill County men have been charged with stealing copper wire and tools over the past month from four related industries -- sometimes returning to a business 10 times and even four times in one night ...

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not an allentown resident

Bethlehem, PA

#1 Oct 2, 2008
When are these "Scrap facilities" can start being held accountable? I know most of their employees are not the brightest, but really how does some young guy acquire tons of copper?
He said

Bethlehem, PA

#2 Oct 2, 2008
I agree. The police should start holding the scrap yards accountable. Find one who conspired with thieves and charge them. That would send a message.
Dummies

Upper Black Eddy, PA

#3 Oct 2, 2008
Copper 4 crack. hahaha
Like pawn shops

Seattle, WA

#4 Oct 2, 2008
Pawn shop owners know that most of their goods are stolen, but they can't prove what is or is not legit. While it's a little more obvious with copper, but who is to say that a potential customer didn't legally acquire the metal? They should keep records and allow the police to quickly access those records if needed.
Davis

Allentown, PA

#5 Oct 2, 2008
The guys are trash.

Since: Feb 07

New York, NY

#6 Oct 2, 2008
I would think that having people provide a valid form of ID (which would be recorded by the scrap takers) would help catch the crooks.
ABR

Bethlehem, PA

#7 Oct 2, 2008
That sounds like a lot of effort to steal all that copper. Have these guys thought about just maybe getting jobs. I know the value of copper is high, but seriously didn't they realize that inevitably they were going to get caught.
not an allentown resident

Bethlehem, PA

#8 Oct 2, 2008
Kelly7 wrote:
I would think that having people provide a valid form of ID (which would be recorded by the scrap takers) would help catch the crooks.
I believe they are required to take names and appropriate identification - that's my point. Their not doing their job or knowingly taking false identification - that's why they should then be fined.
DUH

Sarasota, FL

#9 Oct 2, 2008
down here they take picture of driver lic., registration and photo of vehicle now
YEAH RIGHT

Orange, NJ

#10 Oct 2, 2008
Davis wrote:
The guys are trash.
I thought the same thing before reading your post. Make them put it back where they got it. Let them get zapped!
Beach Bum

Virginia Beach, VA

#11 Oct 3, 2008
PWT!
anon

United States

#12 Oct 7, 2008
My house was stripped of copper which probably was not worth the damage they did ripping out the electrical and plumbing systems of the house. What I would like to know is who is buying all this illegal copper surely they know 25 year old drug addicts don't own copper? My antiques were all stolen as well and again why aren't the people who buy it arrested? Isn't it against the law to buy stolen property. I'd be willing to make a deal with the kid to find out who is buying it and bring a civil suit for recovery of 35,000.00 worth of damage of my house.

Since: Feb 07

New York, NY

#13 Oct 8, 2008
anon wrote:
My house was stripped of copper which probably was not worth the damage they did ripping out the electrical and plumbing systems of the house. What I would like to know is who is buying all this illegal copper surely they know 25 year old drug addicts don't own copper? My antiques were all stolen as well and again why aren't the people who buy it arrested? Isn't it against the law to buy stolen property. I'd be willing to make a deal with the kid to find out who is buying it and bring a civil suit for recovery of 35,000.00 worth of damage of my house.
OMG! How horrible! Does home-owners insurance cover any of that?(Not that it would make up for the whole mess)? Just curious, as I'm sure the copper stealing epidemic will only get worse.

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