No arrests were made at the site of the raid, and no charges have been filed in the case.
Go big or go home, the saying goes. Some scrap-metal thieves are taking that expression to heart, police say. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
Police say the theft of two bronze statues from the courtyard at the Waukegan Public Library has been solved, but the statues are gone.
It’s a thriving illegal enterprise these days: crooks making off with manhole covers, metal gutters and copper pipes from homes, then selling the items to unscrupulous scrap metal dealers.
Some Englewood neighborhood residents are asking that the city shut down scrap yards, saying they are contributing to the destruction of the community.
A truck hauling scrap metal flipped over early Thursday on a ramp between the Dan Ryan and Stevenson expressways.
Manhole covers and sewer grates are being stolen in Chicago, and across the suburbs, posing a damage threat to cars and a threat of injury to pedestrians, who could fall inside.
Police in Joliet report, they’re losing about 20 manhole covers a month, and they’re not alone, as the value of scrap metal sends thieves in search of easy money.
A proposal at the Illinois State Capitol would cut down on stolen scrap metal in Illinois.
The decorative iron grates at the base of trees in the city are heavy — up to 175 pounds – and they’re in plain view. But that’s not stopping thieves. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.
A homeowner shot and wounded a burglar early Monday morning in the back yard of his South Chicago neighborhood home.
Two men face criminal trespassing charges after allegedly using a U-Haul truck to steal scrap metal from an Evanston manufacturing plant Thursday morning.