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.
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.
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.