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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 12:28 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2006

Police ask for help with copper thefts

Advertiser Staff

Honolulu police are asking the public for help in preventing theft of copper from various areas.

Since February, there has been a spike in the theft of copper from businesses, public facilities, churches, schools and cemeteries, according to police.

Police are asking the public to be on the look out for activities, such as a people removing wiring or gutters from structures.

A letter will be sent out to all recycling facilities asking to report people redeeming large amounts of copper or brass, police said.

Anyone with information about this person is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on your cellular phone. Free cellular calls are provided by Cingular, Nextel Hawaii, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless Hawaii.