Mesquite Police are looking for an unidentified man who is suspected of stealing copper from several air conditioning at a local elementary school.
Copper thieves have struck a Plano nonprofit food pantry that helps feed some 147,000 people in Collin County. This is the third time that the food pantry has been hit.
Vandals have targeted many of the 11 Dallas ISD schools shuttered as a result of budget cuts two years ago.
A suspected copper thief is hospitalized at Parkland Hospital after being electrocuted in Denton County. Officials say 24-year-old James Johnson was committing the crime on Sunday, near Aubery, when he was seriously burned.
Copper thieves are creating more than a nuisance for the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District.
Campuses in the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) have been the repeated victims of copper thieves. In the month of November alone, copper thieves targeted nine schools.
Members of the Chisolm Baptist Church in Rockwall came to church on Sunday in flip-flops and shorts after 10 of the church’s air conditioners were stolen.
Fort Worth’s Jennings Street still sits in the dark as the city has put daily repairs on hold to deal with damage done by the recent string of copper theft.
A rash of copper thefts creates a big problem for the Fort Worth school district.