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What a great story, and change of pace for the news!! Some thieves will take just about anything they can from you, including your bathroom plumbing believe it or not. The recent spike in copper-worth has caused a problem for scrap metal companies and for law enforcement agencies. The Clarksburg Police Department is working with [...]

Non-Ferrous Prices JUMP!!

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 by admin

Well – Happy New Year, everybody!!!  And I am very glad to make our very first Blog Post of 2013 is very good news for all!! We came in this morning and raised a whole bunch of non-ferrous prices!!  All of our Copper grades, Wire grades, 304 Stainless, Electric Motors, and the majority of our [...]

By Mitch Hotts Macomb Daily Staff Writer Warren police on Monday arrested a man suspected of stealing three air conditioners from a business in the area of Nine Mile and Schoenherr that he planned to break down and sell the copper coils to a scrap yard. Police received word of the larceny about 1 p.m. [...]

Stolen memorial plaque turned in to Codiac RCMP!

Posted on January 5th, 2012 by Jessie

Yesterday, we told you about the rash of thefts of historic plaques that has plagued Kent County, Metro Moncton, and many other places across North America. We also told you the thefts included the historic monument to Moncton’s original settlers at Riverfront Park. Then also yesterday came good news and bad news. That plaque is [...]

Theft of nickel is a case of international intrigue!

Posted on January 4th, 2012 by Jessie

By Peter Hermann Three people connected to the theft of more than 321,000 pounds of stolen metal have pleaded guilty in a scheme with tentacles reaching from a scrap metal dealer in West Baltimore to companies in Pittsburgh, New York, Switzerland, India and Australia. It began with a truck chassis loaded with shipping containers filled [...]

Suburban communities increasingly hit with metal thefts!

Posted on December 27th, 2011 by Jessie

GENESEE COUNTY, Michigan — Scavengers who steal metal to sell for cash are increasingly taking advantage of new hunting grounds — the suburbs. Aluminum siding, copper pipes and wire, heating and cooling units — even metal from a Consumers Energy substation — have been snatched by suburban scrappers this year. “(Scrapping outside of Flint has) [...]

Wise bleacher thief indicted; bleachers not recovered.

Posted on December 21st, 2011 by Jessie

WISE, Va. – A Coeburn man has been indicted for taking two sets of bleachers and part of a third from Wise’s Veldon D. Dotson Recreation Park. According to Wise Police Chief Tony Bates, on Dec. 7, Wise Police received information identifying a vehicle that had visited a Coeburn scrap yard several times to drop [...]

Barbara Hepworth sculpture stolen from Dulwich Park.

Posted on December 21st, 2011 by Jessie

The bronze piece, called Two Forms (Divided Circle), was cut from its plinth overnight, Trevor Moore of Dulwich Park Friends said. The price it could fetch as scrap metal would only be a tiny fraction of its value as a complete work. Southwark Council is offering a reward for the thieves’ arrest and conviction. Mr [...]

Manhole cover, sewer grate thieves caught ‘red-handed’.

Posted on December 16th, 2011 by Jessie

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s office spokesman Derrick Jackson said Thursday afternoon that at least two men had been arrested at about 1 p.m. after a tip from residents. Jackson said more details would be available Friday on the arrests and the cases to which they were linked. “They were actually caught red-handed, thanks to [...]

Flint, Mich., Woman Posts N-Word On Her Home To Send A Message!

Posted on December 14th, 2011 by Jessie

Home robbery is enough to upset anyone. But while some people may call the police after such an incident, a Michigan woman decided to do something totally different. A black woman who said her home in Flint, Mich., was robbed, posted a sign using a racial slur outside of the house in an attempt to [...]