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STXoldie
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August 4, 2011 1:23 pm  

Headline in today's Daily News says all the copper drainpipes were stolen from the Steeple Building in Christiansted....keep in mind, this building is located at one of the busiest intersections on Island yet no one saw anything.

Secondly--where the hell is this stuff going; our Island is not that big! Starting with the still at Whim, headstones from the cemetery now drain pipes.

Another thing--galvanize hurricane shutters are being stolen from houses. These are not small items! Where are they going?

If this is being sold to local vendors, and everyone on Island knows who is buying, WHY DON'T THE POLICE?

Same as a few years ago when houses were being robbed of furniture and appliances; empty containers were being loaded with furniture and appliances and shipped down Island--WHY DIDN'T THE POLICE CHECK THE CONTAINERS ??

We are still waiting on a Police report filed 4 months ago so a theft can be turned over to the insurance company.

Sometimes the incompetence is overwhelming


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SunnyCaribe
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August 4, 2011 1:28 pm  

The police know exactly who is buying the stolen metal. I'm told it is someone by the day-labor pick-up spot near the convenience store on the w side of c'sted.


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IslandHops
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August 4, 2011 2:04 pm  

Another example...

After all the work was done toward reopening the boys & girls club recycling center on STX, some "destined to rot in hell" person(s) stole the newly installed heavy duty copper wiring that was needed for the new can densifier to be installed. This was one of the last steps in getting things up and running - another setback for the dedicated crew of volunteers trying to get recycling happening on our island.

The bloody irony of this is almost insulting.


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STXoldie
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August 4, 2011 3:38 pm  

Sunny Caribe--the place is across the street from the Jiffy Mart


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stiphy
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August 4, 2011 4:12 pm  

Sunny Caribe--the place is across the street from the Jiffy Mart

And basically right between 2 police stations...if this is where the sales are happening that is hilariously tragic.

Sean


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SunnyCaribe
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August 4, 2011 4:12 pm  

... Jiffy Mart

Thanks, I can never remember the names of the various Stop-N-Robs.


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Ronnie
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August 4, 2011 11:44 pm  

Amy of you guys who know everything report it to the hot line? Ranting on here isn't going to help anything.n


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saucey
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August 5, 2011 12:00 am  

Guyana, Bahamas, Trinidad, are among a few Caribbean countries who have banned copper exportation. Jamaica is asking for a ban.

The USVI should pay attention to their neighbors. Why us the VI always reactive vs proactive when it comes to crime?


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STX46
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August 5, 2011 10:09 am  

Ronnie-----yes, it has been reported to the hot line


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Beeski
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August 5, 2011 11:37 am  

Copper ground wire theft at tower sites is/has been a serious problem. Some of the outages the cell/Internet providers have suffered in the past few years are due to stolen ground wires at towers. $50 worth of copper causing $10k-$50k worth of damage. This is a serious issue.


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STXoldie
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August 5, 2011 7:23 pm  

Yes Ronnie, of course it's been reported; I said in my post I was waiting on a Police report I filed in March


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SunnyCaribe
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August 6, 2011 5:12 pm  

Yes, it's been reported. And don't call me Amy.


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