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Collaborative Effort to Eliminate Copper Thefts

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On September 30th, 2011, Mayor Kim McMillan, Chief Al Ansley, representatives of the Clarksville Montgomery County Homebuilders Association, and Crime Stoppers of Clarksville kicked off a collaborative campaign during the Parade of Homes to stop copper thefts.

Mayor Kim McMillan, and representatives of the Clarksville Montgomery County Homebuilders Association. (Photo by CPD – Jim Knoll)
Mayor Kim McMillan, and representatives of the Clarksville Montgomery County Homebuilders Association. (Photo by CPD – Jim Knoll)

Copper theft tripled for 2011 compared to previous years. According to the Clarksville Homebuilders Association, during the months July and August 2011, there has been over $100,000 in copper reported stolen in the Clarksville Montgomery County area.

The majority of the thefts occurred at new construction homes. The Homebuilders Association took a proactive role and worked in conjunction with Crime Stoppers and the Clarksville Police Department to purchase surveillance equipment to fight against and stem copper thefts.

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