Anti-Siphon Valves - REALLY!

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February 23, 2012 Police: Thieves target new item in Edmond Mark Schlachtenhaufen The Edmond Sun EDMOND — Police said thieves are targeting a new item in Edmond — brass. On Wednesday, Edmond Police Officer Matthew Harden was dispatched to the 900 block of Fox Lake Lane in reference to a larceny, according to a report filed by Harden. A resident told the officer that sometime between Feb. 15 and Feb. 22 someone took the brand-new brass anti-siphon valve for his sprinkler system from his yard, police said. He said his plumber came out to fix it and the plumber said he noticed the valves missing from other yards. Damage was estimated to be $300, police said. In a second report released by the Edmond Police Department, the victim lived in the 1800 block of Normal Hill. In this incident, someone cut the anti-siphon unit from a lawn irrigation system, police said. The victim said other neighbors had the same thing happen to them, police said. Police spokeswoman Glynda Chu said this is the first time the agency has seen this type of crime in Edmond. “Neighbors looking out for one another will hopefully help us catch these destructive thieves,” Chu said. “If you see someone in your yard, or in your neighbor’s yard that looks suspicious call police. Please don’t confront them, but instead let an officer handle the situation. You will have done your part in making that call.” The Police Department regularly releases reports documenting incidents in which copper wiring was stolen. In recent weeks, a growing number of catalytic converters, which contain platinum, have been cut out of cars parked at businesses and churches in Edmond. According to an unrelated report by CBS Chicago, criminals are selling brass for scrap and recyclers melt it down for copper. marks@edmondsun.com | 341-2121, ext. 108
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unsolved

Edmond , OK
US
Coordinates: 35° 39' 10.1952" N, 97° 28' 41.142" W
Best Known Time of Event: 
Monday, February 20, 2012 - 2:25pm
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No Police Report Filed
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