CopperStoppers is a program created by CrimeStoppers of Memphis and
Shelby County, in collaboration with merchants and business
associations, to fight the theft and illegal sales, purchases and
transportation out of town of copper and other scrap metals.
Copper stripped by thieves from wiring, appliances, plumbing or
electrical boxes may bring hundreds of dollars when sold to scrap
metal buyers, but the removal often results in tens of thousnds
of dollars in damages to homes, apartments, churches, utilities
and other facilities. Call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274) for
special CopperStoppers awards. Up to $1,000 is available for
information leading to arrests.
Help stop the criminals - we call them "copperheads" - from
hurting homeowners and merchants and from causing
economic harm to our community.
n. any venomous critter who takes, sells, transports or buys
Here’s how copper and scrap metal thieves — and the illegal buyers and sellers who deal with them — are stealing our city’s economic future:
Homes — Ripped apart.
Appliances — Ruined or stolen.
Investors — Scared away.
Tax Base — Greatly reduced.
Homeowners — Dreams ended.
Blight — Growing worse.
For all these reasons, the whole community must work together to stop the thieves — the copperheads.
If YOU know or suspect there is copper theft happening in your neighborhood, call 528-CASH now.