Manchester, N.H., police say thieves who made off with copper ground wires at four electric utility substations are lucky they didn’t get electrocuted.
Firefighters in Laconia, N.H., say an unoccupied house was very close to exploding from a natural gas leak caused by thieves who stole copper piping in the basement.
Police are looking for whoever cut through a high voltage wire in Haverhill Wednesday afternoon.
A new measure is in effect in Fall River that tightens up the requirements for buying and selling scrap metal.
A man who checked himself into Boston Medical Center over the weekend might have burned himself trying to steal copper.
A man allegedly attempted to steal copper piping from a Manchester, New Hampshire home on Monday, causing $3,000 in damage.
Stealing metal such as copper or brass from abandoned houses has become big business.
Milford residents were recently informed that an equipment failure and a failure to fix it led to months of elevated levels of copper and lead.