Spike in Council Bluffs copper thefts befuddles law enforcement
Thieves have been after the copper wire in Interstate streetlights, as shown by Kenneth Gwennap of the Iowa Department of Transportation.
Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013 12:00 am
COUNCIL BLUFFS — Interstate 29 cuts through the well-populated metro area, yet a one-third mile stretch on the city's north side is in the dark — illuminated at night by little more than the headlights of passing vehicles.
About a dozen streetlights don't work because thieves have stripped out the copper wires.
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Monday, October 21, 2013 12:00 am.