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6:13 am on Sunday August 14, 2011

S.C. works to crack down on copper thieves (update: law takes effect)

Image by Flickr user TaranRampersad Update August 11: The new law that adds regulation to track the buying and selling of scrap metal goes into effect on Wednesday, August 17. The bill, of course, aims to slow rampant copper and other metal thefts...
8:59 am on Sunday June 19, 2011

S.C. works to crack down on copper thieves (update: law)

Flickr user TaranRampersad Update June 19: A quick note to report the ban is now law. Gov. Nikki Haley signed the bill on Friday. First reporting: As South Carolina continues to grapple with copper theft for recycling crimes, state legislators...
2:14 am on Wednesday March 30, 2011

Thieves steal $4K worth of copper from Berkeley Electric Cooperative (update: arrests)

Image by Flickr user TaranRampersadUpdate March 30: Three in their early 20s have been arrested on charges of second-degree burglary in the case. Head on over to The Post and Courier for more details and some context on the still rampant problems of...
3:50 am on Monday January 24, 2011

Copper thief strikes sheriff's office, makes off with over $7K of wiring (update: arrest in copper heists)

Image by Flickr user ab9ktUpdate January 24: In an at least topically related case, a trio of Orangeburg County cousins have been accused in a string of copper heists. As of right now they appear to have only been charged in three break-ins at...