Thursday, March 18, 2010

Scrap Metal Thieves Back At Work

Scrap metal thieves are once again at work in Putnam County. Sheriff's Deputy Sam Lee says that someone stole several three-foot sections of a track from a bulldozer, apparently intending to sell it for scrap. The incident occurred on Center Hill Dam Road. According to Lee's report, the dozer tracks weigh about 2,000 pounds. Meanwhile, a woman on Brindley Hollow Road says that a neighbor took eight large metal shelves, a metal watering trough, an electric stove and two refrigerators out of a garage without her permission. Authorities say recent changes in the law have made scrap metal theft less common than it used to be, but they say the price paid is still tempting to some thieves.