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Metal theft from Coachella Valley Water District soars

Less than two months into 2014, the Coachella Valley Water District is on its way to losing more equipment to metal thieves this year than it did in 2013. On Thursday, the water agency reported [...]

Valley Malls Hit By Brass & Copper Thefts

PALM DESERT – Several strip malls in Palm Desert and Indian Wells have been hit by metal plumbing thefts recently, especially. News Video KMIR6 first reported Sunday about 10 businesses hit at Desert Crossing in [...]

Police arrest two in thefts of costly back-flow devices

OVIEDO, Fla. — Oviedo police arrested two men accused of stealing dozens of back-flow valves, which protect drinking water from contamination. According to investigators, nearly 80 of the back-flow valves have disappeared in Orange and [...]

The heat is on for copper thieves in, around Columbia Co.

MAGNOLIA, Ark. (Entergy) — Steal copper, and you might die doing it. If you don’t die, you might go to jail for it. That’s the word that Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe has for the [...]

Backflow preventer thefts costing businesses thousands

Recently there has been a rash of commercial irrigation and domestic water backflow preventers stolen for their scrap metal. While the scrap metal value for the brass and copper contained within these fittings is only [...]

High metal prices make water meters a choice target for thieves

High prices on copper and brass are sparking a local crime spree as would-be metal merchants rip off water meters and backflow devices. Over the weekend Valley Center Municipal Water District customers at several locations [...]

Grand Theft Of Back Flow Valves

During the Month of November approximately 30 Back Flow water valves were stolen from businesses along the Jefferson Ave. and Adams Ave business district. The Suspect would break the back flow valve from the business [...]

Thieves Steal Water Devices From Apartments

LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Police in Lauderhill and neighboring Lauderdale Lakes said there have been more than two dozen thefts of devices used to direct the flow of water from city pipes into apartment buildings.A total [...]

Backflow Device and Fireline Check Meter Thefts Continue

A cross-connection is the point at which any unwanted domestic, industrial or institutional water from a customer’s system can flow back into the City’s water distribution system. This unwanted flow is called backflow. Backflow may [...]

Two men charged with stealing meters in Broward, Miami Dade counties.

PLANTATION, FL – State and local fire officials announced the results of an investigation Thursday that led to the arrests of two men accused of stealing hundreds of copper and brass meters from apartment buildings [...]

Vandals steal $10,500 worth of copper, fire hydrants and more

Vandals have stolen more than $10,500 worth of fire hydrants, brass valves and copper wiring from Yucaipa Valley Water District during the past six months, according to district officials. These thefts, when combined with the [...]