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Third copper theft reported in Mountain View

Original post made on Mar 9, 2010

Police say a string of copper wire thefts have hit Mountain View in recent days, with the third incident reported last Friday after thieves ripped $32,000 worth of copper wire from the roof of a vacant building on Shorebird Way.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 3:00 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Jeff, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 9, 2010 at 4:25 pm

How about we enforce recycling centers to take identification of people submitting copper, the type of copper and qty.? Even photo ID?

Or lower the value of copper...

Posted by shocking, a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 10, 2010 at 2:35 pm

How about we provide some voltage to go with the wire...

Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm

$32,000 worth of copper stolen, at $2.95/pound. That would be almost 11,000 pounds. If true, that's a lot copper to get down from a building's roof in the middle of the night, and to haul away.

Posted by heartfulart, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 10, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Who do they sell this to? They should be fined for buying this stuff!

Posted by Ted, a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 10, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Martin, that is not what they said.
"Wylie said. Estimates put the stolen wiring at about $1,000, and repairing the lighting system at an additional $30,000."
339 lbs, which is still a LOT of copper!

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