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.
In San Diego, the "Great American Eclipse" will have maximum visibility at 10:23 a.m. Monday, August 21. Southern California residents will have about 60 percent darkness at that time.
With just a week to go, many people across the U.S. are buzzing about the "Great American Eclipse."
Hundreds of people rallying against illegal immigration and counter-protesters opposing their stance were squaring off today along the shore at Broadway and Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center and other social justice groups held a rally against hate in response to the Alt-Right rallies held across the country in recent days.
A whale watching boat spotted a whale four miles off the coast of Point Loma entangled in fishing line.
A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to be about average over the next week throughout San Diego County with the warmest temperatures in that period expected over the weekend.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during tomorrow's solar eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.