• Police: Over 35 miles of copper stolen throughout Tulsa

    By: Sharon Phillips


    TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa Police Department is working to combat a large number of copper thefts in the city.

    Police told FOX23 over 35 miles of copper were stolen from lights and other utilities around Tulsa since April 2016. There have been 95 arrests made related to copper and metal thefts during that span of time.

    The Gilcrease Police Division has an entire unit of officers dedicated to stopping copper thefts.

    Officers are working with metal shops around town to find out who is stealing copper and make changes to reporting metal sales.

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