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    Don't burglarize a K-9 training facility

    Canine unit takes a bite out of crime

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    It's a bad idea to burglarize a place marked "K-9 training facility."

    Police dog handlers arriving Wednesday at the abandoned nursing home where they hold training sessions discovered two men and a woman dismantling the building's copper pipes and wiring, Hall County Sheriff's Sgt. Kiley Sargent said.

    When the officers arrived, the three dropped their tools and ran. That was their second mistake.

    "For anyone to try to run from a whole unit of canines, it's just a no-win situation," Sargent said.

    Pamela Puckett, 37, quickly surrendered. Marc Black, 18, was tracked to a trash bin behind a nearby convenience store. Paul Perry, 39, was treated for a superficial dog bite just below the buttocks after his arrest, authorities said.

    Signs outside the northern Georgia facility warn, "Caution!!! Gainesville Police Department K-9 training facility Keep Out."

    "It's not like it was a secret," Sargent said. "I guess someone who is that determined to steal something might not pay attention."

    High copper prices in recent years have led to thieves breaking into power plants and abandoned factories to rip out the wiring.

    Perry, of Gainesville, and Puckett and Black, of nearby Braselton, were charged with burglary, Sargent said. Perry and Black also face misdemeanor obstruction charges.




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    Why were they trying to steal the copper wires? Who would buy those on the black market?

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    Are you serious, Jenna? You're not familiar with the concept of scrap metal? I'd have thought you'd be the world's foremost expert on recycling.
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    Hahaha, I know about recycling, but I always assumed that you couldn't make money off of it and do it just to benefit the environment. How much money can you make with a bunch of scrap metal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Hahaha, I know about recycling, but I always assumed that you couldn't make money off of it and do it just to benefit the environment. How much money can you make with a bunch of scrap metal?
    I had a recent burglary from some contractors. Among the items stolen were three 55-gallon drums filled with loose scrap. Mostly brass fittings and pieces of pipe that were leftover from projects. The estimated value of the scrap metal was $4500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Hahaha, I know about recycling, but I always assumed that you couldn't make money off of it and do it just to benefit the environment. How much money can you make with a bunch of scrap metal?
    Estimated theft haul from two suspects coiling up copper high tension wires from dead powerlines recently in our parish:

    Copper weight per foot (high gauge line) = .85 lbs.
    Linear footage stolen = 5500 (estimated)
    Copper price offered by recycler per pound (scrap) = $2.85/lb.

    Total haul = $13,323.75

    Not bad for a couple of night's work...

    For the recyclers, the copper exchange rate is holding at $3.68 per pound currently... imagine how cooperative they are with investigations which could stand to cost them an immediate turnover profit of $3880.25 and a loss of $13,323.75 (being as they are highly unlikely to ever see restitution from the thieves).

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    My boss took a single truckload of scrap steel in the other day, which doesn't cost nearly as much as copper, and got $500 for it. It really amazes me how little you know about the real world.
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