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Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

Jumbie
October 12, 2017 11:04AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 635

In all society there are those scumbag low lifes that will try to take advantage of someone else's misfortune. So in this case, the downed utility poles caused by Hurricane Maria, made the transformers easy pickings to steel the copper from them.


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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/12/2017 11:04AM by Jumbie.

Re: Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

islandjoan
October 12, 2017 11:16AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,331

I hope they get caught, and strung up by those very wires in the center of town so people can come throw rocks at them.

We need to go back to the old days when people were put in stocks and ridiculed in public.

Then people might think twice about committing these sort of crimes.

Re: Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

islandjoan
October 12, 2017 11:26AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,331

HAH! I like this one - we should do something like this here!!!!

In United States v. Gementera, the defendant was convicted of mail theft and sentenced, among other measures, to stand in front of a post office for eight hours wearing a sandwich board that read: "I stole mail. This is my punishment.”

Re: Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

TN_Travelers
October 12, 2017 11:33AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 50

Actually this is an easy problem to fix.

Even here in backwoods Tennessee where we were having a problem with people stealing back-flow preventers, they passed a law that makes recyclers/junkyards take the name and drivers license number of anyone trying to sell back-flow preventers and/or over 5 lbs of copper scrap.

Totally stopped the thefts of copper wire and back-flow preventers!

Re: Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

vicanuck
October 12, 2017 12:41PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 2,064

I prefer shooting thieves and looters.

Re: Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

daveb722
October 12, 2017 03:57PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 419

That's not very Canadian like. big grin

Re: Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

speee1dy
October 13, 2017 09:28AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,214

nothing new.

Re: Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

terry
October 13, 2017 09:38AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,516

Re: Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

rmb2830
October 13, 2017 01:01PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 407

Quote
TN_Travelers
Actually this is an easy problem to fix.

Even here in backwoods Tennessee where we were having a problem with people stealing back-flow preventers, they passed a law that makes recyclers/junkyards take the name and drivers license number of anyone trying to sell back-flow preventers and/or over 5 lbs of copper scrap.

Totally stopped the thefts of copper wire and back-flow preventers!

Wapa copper was being stolen for a while some time ago, but it was not being sold as scrap to anyone on island. Thought wasit likely was being shipped in a container to another location and then sold.

Re: Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

speee1dy
October 13, 2017 02:13PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,214

yes, my co worker kept having innovative disruptions due to the copper being stolen

Re: Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

islandjoan
October 13, 2017 02:34PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,331

speee1dy, ahhhh THAT'S why Innovative went out!!!!! I didn't put two and two together but that makes perfect sense.

Those tiefing SKUNTS need to be hung up by their balls!!!!

Re: Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

Jumbie
October 13, 2017 08:32PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 635

thumbs up

Quote
vicanuck
I prefer shooting thieves and looters.

10-4 on that!!

Re: Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

stxsailor
October 16, 2017 04:08PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 408

"You loot we shoot" should be the mantra here. It seems like it is "you loot, VIPD gets first crack at the stolen goods not to arrest you"

Re: Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

sttanon
October 19, 2017 03:27PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 246

It backfired for someone on STX. Been working IT support for Air Ambulance efforts. Heard that someone got airlifted out yesterday as a result of trying to thief copper. Guys was cutting a line and WAPA started energizing it. Heard the results weren't pretty.......

Re: Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

Scubadoo
October 19, 2017 04:01PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,632

Quote
sttanon
It backfired for someone on STX. Been working IT support for Air Ambulance efforts. Heard that someone got airlifted out yesterday as a result of trying to thief copper. Guys was cutting a line and WAPA started energizing it. Heard the results weren't pretty.......

Doesn't seem like WAPA would try energizing a circuit with a downed wire. Could have been a mistake. Or could have been someone's generator back feeding the wire.

Along the same lines thieves broke into the temporary VI Cargo warehouse and stole 6 new generators. That comes after they tried to break into the original warehouse and ended up setting it on fire. Now they finally have a security guard. So be on the lookout for anyone selling new generators out the back of their truck.

Re: Thieves stealing copper from WAPA Transformers

ICEMAN
October 19, 2017 04:18PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 90

“Now they finally have a security guard.”

Damn, now the Thieving Scum will have to share whatever they steal next with the guard. What a circus.

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