01/24/2008

Calif. police bust 140 in copper theft sting

By John Cote
The San Francisco Chronicle

SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose and Santa Clara police have arrested more than 140 people in a massive copper theft sting after a year-long undercover investigation that also unveiled a bomb-making operation for cell phone-triggered explosives, police said today.

Seventy-four of those arrested were picked up Tuesday in a mass...
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