Thieves steal copper wire from Bountiful utility poles

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  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 9, 2012 10:39 a.m.

    Law enforcement in Utah ought to consider putting up decoys that are remotely monitored where police can respond in a timely manner.

    Metal theft is getting quite common. The legislature ought to consider enhanced penalties. I suggest the thief be liable for 4 times the amount that was to be stolen or $25,000, which ever is greater. The money to be put into a fund to compensate victims of theft and to pay for the additional expense of the decoys.