Four Charged in Copper Wire Theft Ring in Franklin CountyIt's been suspected, that the thieves have been cutting down the cable and burning the casing off prior to selling the remaining copper to recycling centers.
Missouri Town Considers Taking Photos of Scrap Metal Sellers To combat copper and metal theft, St. Louis requires sellers to show an I.D., but another Missouri city has gone a step farther.
UPDATE: Copper Plaques Stolen from Maplewood Richmond Heights HS RecoveredDetectives say a 63 year old St. Louis man cut up the two plaques into 35 to 40 pieces then sold them to a St. Louis scrape company.
Police Seek More Charges Against Scrap Metal ThiefCitizens asked to contact authorities
Intruder Shot and Killed in South St. LouisThe house sitter got a firearm and tried to re-secure the door, then fired one round that hit the victim in the chest.
Springfield Dealing With Surge Of Metal Thefts The City Council voted in March to require scrap yards to report the names of anyone who sells more than $50 in metal.
Granite City Man Gets 2 ½ Years For Copper Theft He stole roughly 900 pounds of industrial copper wiring in 2009.
Copper Thieves Suspected in Dellwood House FireThe windows of home were blown out.
Deputies Arrest 5 Suspected Copper Thieves All of the arrests took place this month, with one of the men arrested twice.
Copper Theft Bill Waiting for FallA city alderwoman is working to expand the bill over the summer.
Man Jailed on Copper Theft ChargesProsecutors say his accomplice remains hospitalized
Rise in Burglaries Partly Attributed to Copper TheftForty-five percent of thefts are electronics, but scrap metal is on the rise.

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