Several hundred feet of copper gutters were stolen from a home on Brookside Road that had been slated for demolition. Police responded to the scene at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, and were told that the copper gutters were likely removed from the home sometime between 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16.
Also taken were a few wooden shutters, although others were left behind, police said. A small wine refrigerator was also taken. No value for the items was given. An unknown quantity of copper flashing and valleys were also taken, police said.
Cooper is traditionally stolen and then sold as scrap metal. Copper rose to its highest price in the past month on July 23, when it hit $3.22 per pound. New copper gutters cost between $25 and $30 per foot, depending on the market.