Albany - Stricter laws and tougher enforcement have led to a decrease in copper thefts in Albany. Since October, 12 people have been busted for stealing copper. Many of them remain in jail.
Police believe that's one reason copper theft has dropped. They also believe a new ordinance that put stricter rules on metal recyclers helped, but they need your help to wipe out the problem entirely.
If you notice suspicious activity or see someone going into a vacant house, call police.