Meeker Sheriff asks for public vigilance on metal thefts

August 2, 2011 at 10:23 am in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin is asking for the public’s help to be watchful for suspicious persons and vehicles related to copper, metal, and other salvage thefts. With the high prices of scrap metal, Meeker County, as well as across Minnesota and the nation, these types of thefts continue to occur, often causing thousands of dollars more in repairing and replacing the items taken. Scrap copper is at the top of the thieves’ lists, mostly heavy-gauge wire. Continue Reading