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Scrap Metal Still a Hot Commodity

A recent arrest shows thieves are still after scrap metal.

In the most recent police blotter, it was reported that .

Delfranco was allegedly caught in the act of stealing scrap metal from a home under reconstruction at 1:05 p.m. on March 13 when a neighbor reportedly saw an unfamiliar truck in the driveway of the home and called the police.

“There were working materials at the home,” said Lieutenant David D’Ancicco. “But people will also target regular homes that are new or vacant for a short period of time. They’ll go in and cut copper out of the plumbing, which can also cause water to overflow.

D’Ancicco said in addition to copper, thieves are also after aluminum and stainless steel. Though this has been the first scrap metal theft in some time,  

Delfranco, 31, of Bradley Court, Madison, was charged with third-degree criminal trespass and sixth-degree larceny. His court date is March 27.

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