2:21pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Lexington/Richmond

Proposed Ordinance to Stop Copper Thefts

An ordinance to crack down on copper thefts goes before the Urban County Council on Thursday. It would require scrap-metal dealers to register with the Division of Police and obtain a $500 seller's permit. Dealers also would have to file daily reports with police, and hold copper and magnesium for three business days after purchasing it so police would have time to investigate. Materials suspected of being stolen could be held longer.