Copper thefts in california

Steve Sobol sjsobol at
Sat Jul 8 00:09:15 UTC 2006

On Fri, 7 Jul 2006, Sean Donelan wrote:

> In addition to the traditional backhoe threat, as the price of copper
> increased so has the threat of people stealing telephone trunk cables
> containing copper wire.

Yup. One of the most recent San Bernardino County thefts was right here in 
the Victor Valley... about 25 minutes west of my house IIRC.
>   Since Jan. 1, there have been 148 reports of copper wire theft in San
>   Bernardino County, said sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller.

Given the sheer size of San Bernardino County (it's the largest county in 
the US - about 2 1/2 hours from eastern border to western border, and at 
least that far from north to south) - as well as the fact that much of 
the county consists of uninhabited desert areas - I'm surprised it doesn't 
happen more often here.

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