copper wire theft http://kplu.org en Gatorade Helps Nab Copper Wire Thieves http://kplu.org/post/gatorade-helps-nab-copper-wire-thieves <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/151567361&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>A jury has found two men guilty of stealing 4.3 miles of copper wiring from Sound Transit's Light Rail System in Seattle. It’s believed to be the largest theft of metal in Washington State.</p><p>Apparently, the thieves undoing was a popular energy drink. Tue, 27 May 2014 21:41:15 +0000 Paula Wissel 16836 at http://kplu.org Gatorade Helps Nab Copper Wire Thieves Copper Thieves Leave Tacoma Streets In The Dark For Months http://kplu.org/post/copper-thieves-leave-tacoma-streets-dark-months <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some streets in Tacoma will be in the dark for at least another six weeks, maybe longer. Thieves have been stealing copper wire from street lamps and city workers haven’t been able to keep up with repairs.</span></p><p>The theft of copper wire is nothing new. But this winter, Tacoma has been especially hard hit. Curtis Kingsolver, director of public works for the city of Tacoma, says for the first 10 months of the year, the city had about one copper wire theft-related street light outage a month.</p><p>“But, in the last two months of 2013, we had 56 outages, so we just had this huge rash of occurances that it’s been very demanding for us,” he said.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 12675 at http://kplu.org