Copper theft

A woman claiming to be someone else was arrested for marijuana possession and failure to identify after police say they caught her behind a Vidor business collecting copper wire.

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A file photo shows a similar theft at Bingman Pre-K Center in Beaumont.

Copper thieves struck yet another area school over the weekend, police reported.

According to Chief Fred Hanauer III of the Pinehurst Police Department, a school official reported the crime Monday morning, Sept. 9, after arriving at the West Orange Elementary School at 2605 MLK Jr. Drive in Pinehurst and discovering the air conditioner was not functional.

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Beaumont Independent School District police are currently investigating the theft of copper wire at four BISD campuses.

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