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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

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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!

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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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