Two sentenced in copper thefts

Two sentenced in copper thefts

There are 13 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Apr 13, 2008, titled Two sentenced in copper thefts. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A second person who pleaded guilty to stealing copper from irrigation equipment at a west Michigan farm has been sentenced.

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rcb

Allegan, MI

#1 Apr 13, 2008
It seems to me that these scrap yards buying stolen metals have a responsibility to ensure that their suppliers are legitimate, especially during a period of time when they know stolen metals are a popular way to make easy money. How obvious is someone trying to sell a house full of plumbing pipe or wire. They themselves (scrap yards) are guilty of buying and receiving stolen goods.
Allegan Grandpa

Plainwell, MI

#2 Apr 13, 2008
rcb, I couldn't agree more.
Wow

Muskegon, MI

#3 Apr 13, 2008
A female helped steal copper? Back in the day, women were the ones who would help keep stability in society and not lower themselves to what men did in crime, etc., At least more often than not. I wonder how she could at her age think this was a good opportunity?
Person

Holland, MI

#4 Apr 13, 2008
Wow wrote:
A female helped steal copper? Back in the day, women were the ones who would help keep stability in society and not lower themselves to what men did in crime, etc., At least more often than not. I wonder how she could at her age think this was a good opportunity?
Yeah back when they weren't hitting the glass pipe.
Reality Check Bounce

Fredericksburg, VA

#5 Apr 13, 2008
rcb wrote:
It seems to me that these scrap yards buying stolen metals have a responsibility to ensure that their suppliers are legitimate, especially during a period of time when they know stolen metals are a popular way to make easy money. How obvious is someone trying to sell a house full of plumbing pipe or wire. They themselves (scrap yards) are guilty of buying and receiving stolen goods.
B U L L S H I T Have you ever been to a scrap yard? I am a business owner and make over $100,000 a year, we redid our house and scrapped out the aluminum siding, some copper wiring and pipes. I collected over $800.00 for the scrap. For the scrap yard to run me through muliple data bases, DNA tests etc. would be an insult. The scrap yard took down my drivers license and I know that they record the transaction via camera. If the police go looking for someone the information is there. We don't need a society that we have to give DNA and complete background checks every time we go through the Burger King drive through.
Allegan Grandpa

Plainwell, MI

#6 Apr 13, 2008
Reality Check Bounce wrote:
<quoted text> B U L L S H I T Have you ever been to a scrap yard? I am a business owner and make over $100,000 a year, we redid our house and scrapped out the aluminum siding, some copper wiring and pipes. I collected over $800.00 for the scrap. For the scrap yard to run me through muliple data bases, DNA tests etc. would be an insult. The scrap yard took down my drivers license and I know that they record the transaction via camera. If the police go looking for someone the information is there. We don't need a society that we have to give DNA and complete background checks every time we go through the Burger King drive through.
Who said anything about DNA? I would think your deivers license# and a photo or two would be enough.
Reality Check Bounce

United States

#7 Apr 13, 2008
Allegan Grandpa wrote:
<quoted text>Who said anything about DNA? I would think your delivers license# and a photo or two would be enough.
The DNA statement was a sarcastic comment with rhetorical intent. The response was intended to criticize those who think that it's everyone else's responsibility to hold others to a standard. As for your "delivers license" comment....go back to school and start over at the 6th grade, when you graduate, leave Allegan and then at that point log on to this website and write something intelligent. PS You may want to change your name to Allegan imbreed. Have a good day.
another - person

Coldwater, MI

#8 Apr 13, 2008
Wow wrote:
A female helped steal copper? Back in the day, women were the ones who would help keep stability in society and not lower themselves to what men did in crime, etc., At least more often than not. I wonder how she could at her age think this was a good opportunity?
This female is definitely mentally unstable with multiple issues and this is not her first encounter with the law. Mental and criminal problems do not discriminate the sexes. Sorry...
Bobby

Littleton, CO

#9 Apr 13, 2008
Reality Check Bounce wrote:
<quoted text>The DNA statement was a sarcastic comment with rhetorical intent. The response was intended to criticize those who think that it's everyone else's responsibility to hold others to a standard. As for your "delivers license" comment....go back to school and start over at the 6th grade, when you graduate, leave Allegan and then at that point log on to this website and write something intelligent. PS You may want to change your name to Allegan imbreed. Have a good day.
Wow! Someone forget their pills today!

FYI, the e and r are next to each other on the keyboard, and one spelling error isn't a big deal.

Oh, and your newfound word, imbreed, makes no sense. I believe you were thinking of inbreed and just spelled in phonetically.

Since: Apr 08

Berkeley, Ca

#10 Apr 14, 2008
Reality Check Bounce wrote:
<quoted text>The DNA statement was a sarcastic comment with rhetorical intent. The response was intended to criticize those who think that it's everyone else's responsibility to hold others to a standard. As for your "delivers license" comment....go back to school and start over at the 6th grade, when you graduate, leave Allegan and then at that point log on to this website and write something intelligent. PS You may want to change your name to Allegan imbreed. Have a good day.
My, aren't you the arrogant arse?
Who me

Chicago, IL

#11 Apr 14, 2008
Reality Check Bounce wrote:
<quoted text> B U L L S H I T Have you ever been to a scrap yard? I am a business owner and make over $100,000 a year, we redid our house and scrapped out the aluminum siding, some copper wiring and pipes. I collected over $800.00 for the scrap. For the scrap yard to run me through muliple data bases, DNA tests etc. would be an insult. The scrap yard took down my drivers license and I know that they record the transaction via camera. If the police go looking for someone the information is there. We don't need a society that we have to give DNA and complete background checks every time we go through the Burger King drive through.
Well la de freaking da you make a 100,000 a year and own your own business. With your superior people skills I am sure your business will fail within a few years. You may want to hold on to that $800.00 for a rainy day.

Ok so you took scrap back once, great thatís what it is there for, but do you realize how many scrap yards there are in Michigan? I can tell you many scrap yards will not even bat an eye at who salvages scrap, just sign and walk is basically the entire process. Most of them don't give a **** who they buy from. Set up a scrap yard like a pawn shop and we will see less theft of copper and scrap in our communities.
Furthermore as a business owner you should know that one experience does not make you an expert so donít harp on others when you have no clue to what you are even talking about. Good Day to you.
not a golfer

Glen Spey, NY

#14 Apr 14, 2008
One approach might be if they don't have a drivers license with which to record a number, they don't get to sell scrap. I really doubt that these losers has a license...
http://www.state.mi.us/mdoc/asp/otis2profile....
http://www.state.mi.us/mdoc/asp/otis2profile....

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Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#15 Apr 14, 2008
Wow wrote:
A female helped steal copper? Back in the day, women were the ones who would help keep stability in society and not lower themselves to what men did in crime, etc., At least more often than not. I wonder how she could at her age think this was a good opportunity?
Equal opportunity.

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