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Copper Stolen from Park, Neighborhood

COPPER PHOTOGRANTS PASS, Ore. — Thieves are stealing anything they can to make a profit near homes and a park in Josephine County.

In the 500 block of Schroeder Lane, riverfront owners reported people clipping irrigation wiring and stealing parts from a water pump. The criminals are even taking the PVC pipes. Near those homes at Schroeder County Park, crews are having to buy new equipment.

Thieves are stealing the sprinkler heads and faucet parts inside the bathrooms.

These incidents are not being investigated because there are not enough deputies with the sheriff’s office.