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Same Scrap, Different Deal

Same Scrap, Different Deal

Wichita Falls metal and copper theft has nearly tripled over the last year and a half, according to the local police department. WFPD detective Mickey Fincannon said that when the city recently released its new code of ordinances metal and copper theft was kept in mind. That's why the city has pages of new laws and regulations written in to help curb those numbers.

"There has always been scrapped metal out there in the public and that the value of that scrap metal has increased at such a rate that nowadays that people are stealing anything they can find to sell that scrap metal," said Fincannon.

The new laws require anyone with regulated metals to have their personal information and image documented. This way law enforcement can help identify anyone who brings in a stolen item.

"They will have to have your identification your vehicle identification the photographs of the items you're being sold and they have to keep that documentation for us," said Fincannon.

The police are encouraging anyone who thinks or knows about metal theft to call Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers at (940)322-9888.

 Jack Carney, Newschannel6


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