Info sought in scrap metal theftLocal law enforcement is looking for a thief or thieves who stole scrap metal worth $1,000 from a building on Jan. 8.
By: News release, Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers, Inc.
Local law enforcement is looking for a thief or thieves who stole scrap metal worth $1,000 from a building on Jan. 8.
Between 5 p.m. Jan. 8 and 8 a.m. Jan. 9, someone forcibly entered a building on the 3100 block of West Havens Ave. just west of Mitchell city limits. They stole approximately 500 pounds of brass clippings and shavings, and approximately 100 pounds of copper clippings.
Anyone with information relating to this crime or suspicious activity in the area at the time should call Crime Stoppers at 996-1700.
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A minimum of $250 is paid for rewards on all Crimes of the Week solved through Crime Stoppers. Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers Inc. offers this reward. Rewards will not be paid if crime tips leading to an arrest are not made directly to Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers Inc. by telephone, text message or by web tip.
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