(Copper stolen in El Centro)….The theft was reported this week.
Thieves reportedly took the copper. The stolen copper was apparently recovered before it was reported stolen. The report was that around $10,000 worth of copper wiring was taken from the vehicle at the Best Western Motel on South Fourth Street. During the report, the victim was notified by police that they had already recovered the stolen property. It is suspected the stolen wire was part of a barrel full of copper found earlier in the parking lot at the Barcelona Event Center.