Copper Theft (update)
An update to a story from earlier this week…a dollar amount has now been attached to a copper theft at a Grand Forks business over the weekend. According to police thieves broke into the Dakota Supply group in the industrial park and made off with some 110-thousand dollars worth of copper wire. The building was forcibly entered and the crime was reported on Monday. Such thefts are growing throughout the region due to the high price of scrap metal. U-S Senator Amy Klobuchar says federal action is needed to fight metal theft nationwide. During a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting this week the Minnesota Democrat voiced support for legislation to crack down on metal thieves and make it harder for them to sell stolen metal goods.
Klobuchar says between 2009 and 2011 the national insurance crime bureau found over 25-thousand insurance claims related to metal theft.