CARLSBAD (CNS) - Carlsbad city officials asked for the public's help Tuesday in thwarting and catching copper thieves, who have stripped about a dozen street lights of wiring.
In one case, someone left a potentially deadly, 240-volt line exposed.
John Masshoff, a Carlsbad transportation supervisor. The crimes, dating to this past summer, caused about $40,000 worth of damage to city property, officials said.
The thieves typically take covers off utility boxes, clip the wires and pull them out of an underground conduit -- sometimes by attaching them to a vehicle, city officials said.
The crooks could be wearing hard hats or dressed as utility workers.
All city or utility vehicles have a city seal or logo on them. Carlsbad police can be reached at (760) 931-2197.
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Backers of a proposed ballot initiative that would pave the way for San Diego State University to acquire the SDCCU Stadium property for campus expansion submitted more than 100,000 signed petitions to election officials Tuesday.
One of San Diego's most decorated war heroes has died at the age of 98. In Tuesday's Zevely Zone, Jeff is in Poway to say farewell to a legend.
A proposed ballot initiative to increase hotel tax revenue would generate $3.78 billion to expand and update the downtown convention center, $2.02 billion for homelessness services and $604 million for street repairs over four decades, according to projections released Tuesday by supporters.
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Emergency crews worked to rescue a paraglider who went down in a ravine in La Jolla Tuesday morning.
Five officers involved in two Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the Navy said Tuesday.
A man who tried to lure a number of underage girls into his car in Escondido, and succeeded in getting a young woman to get into his vehicle, was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in state prison.