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Man arrested near H-3 freeway for alleged copper theft

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:39 a.m. HST, May 21, 2014

Police arrested a 29-year-old Salt Lake man as officers investigate a copper theft case.

Officers arrested the man, of Likini Street, at 2 p.m. on a service road below the H-3 Freeway on suspicion of two counts of copper theft, a class C felony.

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Anonymous wrote:
Nay !! He doesn't have a drug problem.
on May 21,2014 | 07:45AM
BigIsandLava wrote:
Yeah he has a Copper Problem
on May 21,2014 | 08:16AM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
"Officers arrested the man, of Likini Street, at 2 p.m. on a service road below the H-3 Freeway on suspicion of two counts of copper theft, a class C felony."

Apparently a "class C felony" is the least serious type of felony in Hawaii with a maximum fine $10,000 and a maximum sentence of 5 years.

Considering the devastating impact copper thefts have on public safety and costs of tens of millions of dollars to repair the damage, diverting money from other essential infrastructure, I believe we should make this heinous crime against a society at least a class B felony with mandatory sentencing minimums.

on May 21,2014 | 08:21AM
silvangold wrote:
I agree I agree I agree...........how come the courts don't agree??????
on May 21,2014 | 09:21AM
Anonymous wrote:
I seem to recall that there was a homeless guy about 10 years ago who got caught ripping off copper from the roof of the Board of Water Supply at night. He got sentenced to 10 years, which I thought was a bit harsh. Anyone recall this case?
on May 21,2014 | 01:05PM
false wrote:
He better hope I don't get picked to be on his jury.
on May 21,2014 | 08:29AM
Skyler wrote:
Same here.
on May 21,2014 | 03:47PM
MrMililani wrote:
Me three.
on May 21,2014 | 04:15PM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
I hope all four of us are on his jury.
on May 21,2014 | 05:20PM
gsc wrote:
Make an example of him ....... Also post his name.......
on May 21,2014 | 08:46AM
808Cindy wrote:
I agree! We want to know who this fool is. Lets see these low life who makes it difficult for the rest of us.
on May 21,2014 | 08:53AM
nitpikker wrote:
it doesnt make sense to try and police all locations of copper. go to the recyclers and stop 'em there.
on May 21,2014 | 09:19AM
BIG wrote:
Agree go after the recyclers also
on May 21,2014 | 07:03PM
KaneoheSJ wrote:
Why is copper theft still a Class C felony? After all of the recent wave of copper thefts which have at times endangered citizens on our roads we still take it lightly.
on May 21,2014 | 09:29AM
entrkn wrote:
This is not just a theft, it is, more importantly, endangering the public and should be treated as an act of terror.
on May 21,2014 | 10:26AM
WalkoffBalk wrote:
Was the culprit Claude Cooper from Cleveland in this copper caper?
on May 21,2014 | 10:29PM
lokela wrote:
Finally caught one red handed. Put him away please.
on May 22,2014 | 07:15AM
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