Putting metal thieves behind bars

Putting metal thieves behind bars

There are 9 comments on the Your News Now story from Oct 16, 2012, titled Putting metal thieves behind bars. In it, Your News Now reports that:

As the cost of metal continues to rise, so do the crimes associated with it. Utica officials say metal from around the city is stolen and sold as scrap metal.

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Drop dead Chuck Schumer

Whitesboro, NY

#1 Oct 17, 2012
Gee naybe if Chuck the scumbag douche leech Schumer hadn't chased every fkn job out of the state by tax and spend people wouldn't need to steal asshole.

Putting metal thieves behind bars

By: Cara Thomas

As the cost of metal continues to rise, so do the crimes associated with it. Utica officials say metal from around the city is stolen and sold as scrap metal. And while they know this is a common issue, the problem is being able to catch the thieves involved. Our Cara Thomas says that's where Senator Charles Schumer has stepped in to help.

UTICA, N.Y.-- It's not uncommon in the City of Utica for road signs or manhole covers to be stolen. Nor is it uncommon to find a house, abandoned or occupied, with metal stripped from the inside out, where the metal is then sold for quick cash.

Utica Police Department Sgt. Steven Hauck said, "We think it's the same people who are doing this. It's essentially a living for them. If we can stop them from going out and committing crimes and stealing, this it's going to lessen the amount of people out there doing it."

Not only are these thefts a financial inconvenience to the city and residents, but it's a safety concern. Missing manhole covers could cause an accident and ripped out piping could cause explosions or flooding.

"We've seen this many times where they've essentially flooded homes and destroyed homes over $50 worth of copper piping," said Hauck.

And while police say they know these thefts and sales are occurring, catching them is the hard part as there's no proof of the transaction. But new legislation proposed by Senator Charles Schumer could help.

"This is what we want to say to the metal thieves: Stop. We're going to stop you. And we're going to do it by smart legislation that will stop you cold in your tracks," says Schumer.

The proposed law would enforce the regulation of scrap metal sales. The legislation states that anyone selling the metal will have to present identification. Recycle companies will be required to keep records of all metal sales and transactions over $100 will be paid through a check, not cash.

Schumer said, "Then there's a path, then there's tracing, then you can find these guys and they can't get the cold cash anymore."

Schumer is hoping this legislation will become federal law, to keep thieves from going to other counties or states to make their scrap sales. He also says this law could put repeat offenders in jail for at least three years.

Senator Schumer says these kinds of thefts are not only a problem in Central New York, they occur nationwide. His goal is to have the legislation passed by early next year.

I really can't wait for the day Chuck Parasite drops fcking dead finally. What a clueless fking leech. Doesn't he have a douchebag daughter that goes to Hamilton? Maybe someone should go smack her up to say thanks for what her closet fag father did to NY! What publicity! Tha would guarantee Chuck finally has top acknowledge nobody can fkng stand him or his politics and endless posing for cameras and new "touchy feely" laws every time this scumbag picks up a newspaper.
Feed the KIDS HERE FIRST

Boston, MA

#2 Oct 18, 2012
If Chuck keeps pushing this the MOB will stop him.I guess he doesn't know that they control that shit.And its not about the thieves they want the tax on the MONEY transfer!!!!!!! Don't get me wrong but some people are scum but some people make ends meet by doing this! The taking in of metal not the stealing of it!!!
Hmmm

United States

#3 Oct 18, 2012
There are legitimate ways to make money. Don't go blaming politicians for your own dishonesty.
Extra income

Newark, NJ

#4 Oct 18, 2012
Every scrap yard is the thief, not the people who go around picking it up. There all rich because they take advantage of people .
Lou

Whitesboro, NY

#5 Oct 18, 2012
Hmmm wrote:
There are legitimate ways to make money. Don't go blaming politicians for your own dishonesty.
Scrapping is for losers who didn't stay in school and actually learn something besides "football hero trials". Not everyone complaining is dishonest. People are complaining because scumbag leech Schumer just wanted another paid excuse to come visit his lesbian ho daughter in Hamilton that's ALL. So you worry about that little dishonest scrap collector all you want while Chuck is wasting your money visiting family and costing you money dishonestly by creating retard legislation.
Feed the KIDS HERE FIRST

Framingham, MA

#6 Oct 19, 2012
Hmmm I bet you had to think long and hard on that one you dumb ass! And LOU those Scrapping losers are not all losers !!! You might what to go down to the yards and see who comes into them!!!!!
Hmmm

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Oct 19, 2012
Feed the KIDS HERE FIRST wrote:
Hmmm I bet you had to think long and hard on that one you dumb ass! And LOU those Scrapping losers are not all losers !!! You might what to go down to the yards and see who comes into them!!!!!
It's obvious, but maybe not to a moral relativist like yourself, that stealing other people's property is not a good or honorable way to get money. So, no, it didn't take me long to come up with a response. All asses except Balaam's are naturally dumb. Eh, look it up.
utica leaders

Whitesboro, NY

#8 Oct 20, 2012
i like this new law now the DPW and city workers cant scrap city of utica property? now they will be caught? but if they keep the sales under the 100 mark we still cant catch them? dont understand why they can get away with the sales under 100 without ID and check? but i guess now the city will be haveing a auction selling the scrap the city has? so far the city employes have been selling the scrap like the scrap cars they use for the fire dept for training and the cars that are abandoned,,,meters,,, and what ever else we can come up with any ideas.... how come many other citys in america have sold scrap at auctions and the city of utica never has had one no checks from scrap yeards for scrap the city has who has been taking all of uticas scrap with record highs in the metal business
clyde

New Hartford, NY

#9 Oct 20, 2012
mind your buisness bo

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