A copper thief is behind bars.
Officers say a person reported copper valued at more than $1,000 stolen from Wichita Pipe and Supply on Ohio Street.
The reporting person said 29-year-old Jeremy Crews came into the business to buy the copper and charged it to a company account.
The company claimed no one matching Crews description worked there.
Officers then located places where Crews sold large amounts of copper and brass at local scrap yards.