You may have caught the news story KJCT reporter Don Coleman did Thursday night regarding a copper theft case we are currently working. As Det. Cody Kennedy said in the interview, copper theft is a growing problem across the country, and Western Colorado isn’t immune.
Det. Kennedy isn’t the only GJPD officer working copper theft cases- there are several investigations going on, and although we are aware of at least one local victim we believe there are potentially other victims we do not know about.
Possible victims could include anyone that sells, holds, or buys copper wiring, pipe or parts. If you fall into any of these categories we ask that you check your inventory for loss or theft over the past six months.
If you believe you or your business is a victim of copper theft please call the Grand Junction Police Department at 242-6707. We ask that you provide your contact information and a description of the products including the weight or amount of copper stolen.
If you have suspect information and wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP, send the information via the web at www.241stop.com, or text a tip to CRIMES (274637) with the word TIP729 in the message.