Six people busted for copper thefts in Maple Heights - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Six people busted for copper thefts in Maple Heights

MAPLE HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -

Four men, one juvenile male and one juvenile female were taken into police custody late Tuesday morning for their alleged involvement in a string of copper thefts.

The suspects were arrested on Home Street just after 11 a.m. Officers say they believe the suspects stole the copper out of two vacant homes on that street today.

A neighbor called police Tuesday morning, saying they saw something suspicious happening. When officers arrived, they actually saw one of the suspects standing outside with the stolen copper next to him.

An officer on the scene tells 19 Action News they have had a lot of problems with copper thefts in the area.

During the arrests, Maple Heights police officers asked for assistance from Garfield Heights.

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