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.
Proposed Ordinance to Stop Copper Thefts
By Beverly Fortune, Lexington Herald-Leader • Mar 22, 2012