Thieves Continue To Target Copper

Thieves continue to target copper, according to crime reports across the state and the country.

Rickey Henderson of Pikeville is accused of stealing this very metal. Lawmen say Henderson is facing charges of breaking and entering after finding 50 pounds of copper piping in Henderson's car. Lawmen say Henderson stole the copper from underneath three houses.


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  • by g Location: coast on Dec 2, 2009 at 11:18 AM
    I have a metal removal/recycling business. Anyone who buys your scrap metals are required by law to get a copy of your state issued I.D. or drivers liscense and write down your car liscense plate number, so as to curb stealing. Weight rules just hamper those of us who are legitimate. Whenever you see a load of junk going down the road thats a sign someone is cleaning up N.C. and getting off welfare by working, not selling drugs or stealing. Please increase following distance. I have seen folks ride up close behind a load of scrap and even though you secure the load, it is all shapes and sizes and sometimes a piece will slip through the cracks. Use common sense folks. These THEIVES should be punished to the full extent of the law and everyone who is in the scrap metal business are not theives. I only remove what the customer tells me I can have. These theives tarnish a good thing in an area devastated by unemployment.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Dec 2, 2009 at 04:25 AM
    That's good. I read that some changes to the metal recycling law took effect yesterday, for anyone trying to turn in metal weighing over a certain amount.
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