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‘No Cash For Copper’ Proving Effective

Police say that the new copper theft law is making a difference.

02/14/2014

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2 Plead Guilty to Wire Theft After Joplin Tornado

Police arrested the defendants three days after the tornado, which killed 161 people. More than $500 worth of copper was found in the men’s truck.

05/21/2013

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Alleged Copper Thief Shot By Property Owner

Propery owner followed alleged thief from Affton to south St. Louis

01/12/2013

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O’Fallon, Missouri Police Search For Copper Thieves

The homes are being targeted by scrap metal thieves who are taking copper pipes from the basement of each home.

01/10/2013

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Holiday Lights Blink Out? Don’t Toss – Recycle

“We found this waste stream that had some value that wasn’t being resourced,” explains Craig Jung, Executive Director of the not-for-profit St. Louis Green.

12/26/2012

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Cell Towers Stripped of Copper; St. Louis County Considers Crack-Down

Hopes to better keep track of scrap thieves to steal from cars, air conditioners and even phone lines and cell towers.

05/23/2012

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STL Police Hold Metal Theft Summit

Police, Aldermen, Scrap Metal Dealers discuss tougher metal theft ordinance

03/24/2011

Man catches copper thief in the act, shoots him

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  A burglar looking for valuable copper pipes instead found lead — in the form of two bullets that struck him in the leg.

01/05/2011