BRONXVILLE, N.Y. Copper thieves removed almost $3,000 worth of recently installed copper gutters and old copper items from a home under renovation on Elm Rock Road, Bronxville police said.
The contractor working on the home told police the theft must have occurred between 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12.
As prices of commodities, especially metals, have gone up, many cities have reported thefts of scrap metals and recyclable items. New York City has recently reported an increase in thefts of cardboard, scrap metal, manhole covers and even recyclable grease from restaurants.
The following items were also reported by Bronxville police:
Car Booted: A Yonkers man returned to his car parked on Pondfield Road about 3:25 p.m. June 11 to find it was immobilized by a car boot for parking fines totaling $575. Police removed the boot following payment of the fine plus a $50 administrative fee.
Public Intoxication: A 23-year-old Fairfax, Va., woman was taken to Lawrence Hospital Center at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, June 17, after being found drunk at Midland Avenue and Vine Street, police said. The woman was deemed unable to take care of herself due to intoxication and could not identify where she had been, police said.
Credit Card Fraud: A Sagamore Road woman told police around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, that she thought someone had fraudulently attempted to obtain a credit card from Chase Bank, as she had received a call from the bank seeking to verify her personal information in reference to a new credit card account. A report was filed with the banks fraud division and is being looked into by Bronxville detectives.
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