COPPER THEFT

Copper theft is an extremely dangerous crime. If you see suspicious activity, call 911 or Crime Stoppers.

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Copper theft is a dangerous crime that targets copper wiring in electrical power substations and utility poles. Damage can lead to outages and costly repairs. If you witness any suspicious activity in your community around your utility poles, we strongly encourage you to call 911 or Crime Stoppers immediately to keep yourself out of harm’s way.

Some of the very dangerous consequences copper theft creates include:

  • Serious and sometimes fatal personal injury
  • Explosions
  • Fires
  • Electrical outages
  • Risk for utility crews 

Please don't hesitate to reach out to your local authorities to report suspicious activity. And check out our "Once Upon a Copper Crime with Officer Cruz" story-time video for more educational information.