EPPD Seeks Public's Help in Stopping Copper Theft

EPPD Seeks Public's Help in Stopping Copper Theft

POSTED: Friday, September 2, 2011 - 2:34pm

UPDATED: Monday, September 5, 2011 - 1:42pm

EL PASO– The Borderland has seen its share of precious metals theft recently and the El Paso Police Department is ready to do their part to stop the crime.


Below are the number of copper thefts by year:
2008: 105
2009: 88
2010: 84
2011: 104 (YTD)


EPPD is asking El Pasoans to report any suspicious activity related to these types of thefts. Investigators believe these thefts are occurring during all hours of the day and night and on any day of the week. It is difficult to spot these thieves because the suspects may not appear to be committing a crime.

Any person who believes they are witnessing these types of thefts is encouraged to write down descriptions of the suspects and their vehicles to include license plate numbers and markings on the vehicles. Citizens are also asked to contact police with that information so that officers may respond and investigate.

Remember, you may remain anonymous and receive a cash reward by contacting Crime Stoppers of El Paso and submitting a tip. They may be reached by calling 915-566-8477. To report in progress thefts please call police at 915-832-4400 or contact us through Citizen Observer/Tip411.
 

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i watched the news friday night you implicated the recycler for buying stolen wire, well i can tell you as a recycler for 23 years in las cruces we are also victims of theft and even when we catch the people stealing from my business the daso does nothing to the people. i have a case right now where i caught a man stealing a car and the cops and the da's office is doing nothing but dragging their feet, it has been 7 weeks. people are going to continue to steal if they are not arrested

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