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6:22 am on Thursday September 8, 2011

Copper theft trail leads to bizarre hold up incident

Image by Flickr user wetwebworkA bizarre series of events unfolded in West Ashley  on Wednesday. As City of Charleston Police followed a trail from a copper theft scene, it lead them to a man they recognized, and when police arrived at his home the...
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...
8:00 am on Thursday February 17, 2011

Two new bills aim to curb copper thieves

Image by Flickr user ProggieTwo bills introduced in the S.C. House of Representatives are aimed at cracking down on copper thieves by making recyclers who buy the metal jump through hoops to verify their purchases are 100 percent legitimate. Bill...