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Crime of the Week: 60 Metal Basin Covers Stolen

Racine Police are asking people to leave anonymous tips with Crime Stoppers to help them catch the person or people responsible for stealing metal storm basin covers.

Saying there is danger for pedestrians, bicycle riders and drivers alike, the Racine Police Department is asking for help finding the person(s) responsible for stealing storm basic covers throughout the city.

According to a written release from the RPD, some 60 covers were taken between Nov. 29 and Dec. 11.

The covers are rectangular metal with bars. They sit against curbs and help direct storm water run-off into the city sewer system.

Police believe whomever is behind the thefts is driving a non-government van or truck to collect the covers. Officers do not have any suspects in custody.

Anyone with any information is asked to leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (888) 636-9330, email: http://racine.crimestoppersweb.com, or text message: RACS to 274637 (CRIMES). 

Rebel with a Cause January 08, 2013 at 05:14 PM
Maybe they're building a storm basin shelter for the upcoming revolution. There will be plenty of slots to shoot out of and plenty of metal for protection if they shoot back. Sounds like a good idea to me!

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