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  • 4 arrested in theft of copper

    January 14, 2014 9:16 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - Four men are in custody and authorities are looking for a fifth involved in theft of more than $200,000 in copper wiring from the Dolet Hills Lignite Mine operations. A tip in late December led to the discovery of some of the stolen wire at a... more »
  • Stolen Copper Causes Apartment Fire

    June 28, 2012 7:15 AM

    Soldering copper caused a fire in Ile Des Cannes Apartment Complex late Wednesday night. A fire broke out around 9:45pm Wednesday, June 26, 2012, in the 100 block of Basin Dr. Heavy smoke was reported coming from the roof of the four-plex. There was little damage to the overall structure... more »
  • Copper Theft Arrests

    October 25, 2010 4:09 PM

    Two men have been arrested for allegedly stealing several spools of copper wire from a New Iberia business. 22-year old Robert Francois Jr from Lafayette is charged with three counts of felony theft. 20-year old Colby Turner of Maurice is facing one count of felony theft. They're both believed to... more »
  • Copper Thieves Caught With Stolen Goods

    September 24, 2010 12:45 PM

    Two men are arrested for copper wire theft in Opelousas. Opelousas Police charged Matthew Buck and Raheem Jamal Hicks with the felony theft of the copper utility wire valued at $2000.00. The charges stem from a theft at Prairie Construction located at 1344 Huntington Street in Opelousas. The two were... more »
  • Suspect Arrested in Connection with 21 Copper Theft Incidents

    August 18, 2010 3:28 PM

    On August 17, 2010, detectives with the Lafayette Police Department were investigating the theft of copper tubing in the 2000 block of West University Avenue. During the course of the investigation, detectives arrested Derrick Faulk (21) of Lafayette. Faulk was charged with Possession of Stolen Property and booked into the... more »
  • Suspect Arrested in Connection with 21 Copper Theft Incidents

    August 18, 2010 3:16 PM

    Suspect Arrested in Connection with 21 Copper Theft Incidents On August 17, 2010, detectives with the Lafayette Police Department were investigating the theft of copper tubing in the 2000 block of West University Avenue. During the course of the investigation, detectives arrested Derrick Faulk (21) of Lafayette. Faulk was... more »
  • 3 Arrested for Alleged Copper Theft

    August 2, 2010 4:29 PM

    In the early morning hours of August 2, 2010 Scott Police Officers observed a suspicious vehicle at the entrance to a Scrap Yard in the 4000 block of Cameron Street. Officers made contact with the occupants of the vehicle who stated that they were just turning around in the driveway.... more »
  • Copper Thefts

    July 8, 2010 7:01 PM

    The Lafayette Police Department has investigated thirty nine (39) reported thefts of copper wire and tubing from different establishments beginning January 1, 2010 to present. The thefts range from taking the tubing from large capacity air conditioner units from businesses and homes where the suspects are stripping the copper wire.... more »
  • Copper Thief Caught

    March 25, 2010 1:02 PM

    On 3-23-10 IPSO Directed Patrol was given information on the A C Company burglaries, several tips were given that identified the suspect as Chad Lavergne age 33, from video surveillance. Intel from Lafayette SO revealed Chad had been observed burning a large amount of copper wire behind his residence 1513... more »
  • Copper Thefts Up as Prices Skyrocket

    March 16, 2010 2:42 PM

    A string of copper thefts have targeted several businesses, churches and schools in Lafayette. Seven locations have been hit by thieves in recent weeks, who have taken copper from air-conditioning units. Those who deal with copper say this is due to the the value of the metal-- it has... more »

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