Copper Thief Caught Crawling Under House

WILMINGTON -- Wilmington Police located a man who might have been behind a series of copper thefts.

Mark Means was found crawling around and taking copper from under a house on Delgado Avenue Monday afternoon.

Means was only charged for the incident on Monday, but detectives interviewed Means to determine if he had committed the other copper thefts as well.

According to police, there had been an increase in the number of copper thefts in recent weeks, especially from construction sites, due to the increase in the resale value of copper.

Reported by Sarah Warlick