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Copper Theft Increasing In Kootenai County

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Copper theft is again on the increase in Kootenai County. Copper theft is again on the increase in Kootenai County.
KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is seeing an increase in copper thefts and they are asking for your help to curb the crimes.

The Sheriff's Office says they are seeing more and more break-ins to businesses like rock quarries, cement companies,  and homes under construction. The thieves end up causing thousands of dollars worth of damage, then take the copper to a recycling company and usually only get $100-$300 for their efforts. 

To stop this problem, the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help. If you see or have any information relating to the copper wire thefts in the county, please contact the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office at 208-446-1300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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