Copper Wire Theft
The would-be thief who was looking to steal copper from a Miami-Dade school when he fell and injured himself was arrested.
A thief apparently looking to steal copper from equipment on the roof of a Miami-Dade school fell more than two stories, a debilitating plunge that left him unable to walk, apparently with a broken hip or leg.
Miami Police are looking for a thief who stole copper from a pediatrician’s office early Friday night.
Miami-Dade County has taken another big step in its crackdown on copper wire thefts and street light vandalism which have left South Florida drivers and neighborhoods in the dark.
Copper thieves have struck again, only this time they didn’t knock out any street lights.
Jonathan Morrow’s mother Thelma is lying in intensive care after she was hit by a car while crossing the street near Northwest 7th Avenue and 59th Street last week.
Miami-Dade County is cracking down on copper wire thefts and street light vandalism which have left South Florida drivers and neighborhoods in the dark. A Miami-Dade Public Safety Commission voted Tuesday to create a task force on scrap metal and copper wire theft.
South Florida’s recent rash of street light vandals could be partially responsible for a crash that left a woman badly hurt. Police say she was hit along a dark Liberty City street, possibly made that way by thieves who have been stealing copper wire from the lights.
A female pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a car on as dimly lit Liberty City street Wednesday night.
Copper thefts are leaving South Florida drivers and neighborhoods in the dark. So far this year on Miami-Dade County streets alone, nearly 300 streetlights have been broken, vandalized by thieves trying to get at the copper wire inside.