THEFT OF METALS ON THE RISE
THEFT OF METALS ON THE RISE!
Over the past four months the Iron County Sheriff’s Office has seen a spike in the theft of recyclable metals. These thefts are attributed to the rise in prices for recyclable metals. If you own property that has any valuable scrap metal, be advised that you are a target for theft. This increase has resulted in a considerable amount of scrap metals being stolen from several locations throughout Iron County. It should be noted that all surrounding counties are experiencing a spike in similar activity.
Property owners should be on the lookout for any suspicious vehicles on their property at any time of the day or night. It is very typical of the thieves in this regard to observe the property and put together a plan for the removal of the scrap metals. Pickup trucks pulling trailers are also a favorite of these thieves. Areas of metal storage should be kept as secure as possible and covered with adequate lighting. Any and all suspicious activity should be reported to the Sheriff’s Office as soon as possible. There are a few legitimate scrap metal collecting companies in Iron County, but they use commercial vehicles with company names clearly printed on the doors.
If you have any questions regarding this information please fill free to contact detective Sgt. Jody Edwards at 435-867-7512.