Wichita Attempting To Crack Down On Copper Theft

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Wichita officials are looking to curb rising copper thefts by revising the city's scrap metal ordinance.

The proposed revision would classify copper as a specially regulated metal.

The Wichita Eagle reports such a designation would require scrap dealers to hold the copper for 72 hours. That presumably gives police a better shot at tracking the metal back to the thief or victim.

It will also allow the chief of police to suspend a business' operations for one day or more.

The proposal is expected to be brought to the city council by early fall.

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