HPD Crime Alert: Copper still hot commodity

Over the past month there has been a serious problem with the recent theft of copper wire from air conditioners and any items that contains copper.

These thefts have included removing copper piping from vacant rental houses or houses under construction or repair, breaking into supply areas of phone service companies and electrical company’s areas and supply yards.

Businesses and rental property owners should carefully check their supply areas for security. Construction site areas where copper wiring and/or piping is being used should be secured as much as possible and video surveillance of long-term storage areas is advised.

Business and residential owners are encouraged to contact the Henderson Police Department to report such thefts. Please be encouraged to ask neighbors and those around areas where copper and loose metal is stored to be on the lookout for suspicious persons trespassing in these areas.

If any one has information on suspects, please call Henderson—Vance Crime Stoppers at 492-1925 or the Henderson Police Department’s Investigation Division at 252.438.4141.