Tue., January 8, 2013 1:00pm
Police are investigating the theft of $300,000 in wiring from a northwest Atlanta warehouse that's been transformed into a movie set for an upcoming Hollywood film. Police said the thieves stripped the wiring from the building, one of several break-ins in recent weeks in the Defoors Ferry Road area.
Fri., March 2, 2012 8:19am
The Georgia Senate has approved a bill targeting scrap metal theft that places more requirements on recyclers and addresses what supporters of the legislation say is a growing problem in the state. It is the fourth time in five years the General Assembly has addressed metal theft.
Fri., February 10, 2012 10:00am
A Georgia Senate panel has approved a bill targeting scrap metal theft that places more requirements on recyclers and requires sellers of used cars 20 years or older without a title to prove ownership.
Fri., January 27, 2012 5:08pm
Theft of copper and other metals is getting a lot of attention in the General Assembly this year. At least three bills in the legislature aim to strengthen regulations in hopes of stemming losses from metal theft.
Mon., December 19, 2011 6:45am
Georgia Transmission Corp., which supplies power to most of the state’s electric membership cooperatives, has seen nearly twice as many copper thefts this year as it did in 2010. Recently it paid its first $3,000 reward to a Soperton couple who provided information that led to the conviction of some copper thieves.
Tue., July 19, 2011 3:13pm
The city of Columbus is offering up to $1,000 for information that helps catch copper thieves.
Wed., July 6, 2011 1:34pm
Theft of wiring and scrap metal is an expensive problem showing no signs of subsiding for businesses and homeowners. But there’s a new technology helping to make cases easier to prosecute. The difficulty prosecuting cases has always been proving exactly where wiring comes from. But Georgia Power’s Carol Boatwright says the utility’s been buying new copper wiring that has unique codes etched on it. It's like a fingerprint.
Thu., July 8, 2010 5:02pm
Utilities across the state have renewed a call for help from the public in fighting metal theft in Georgia.