SCRAP THEFT ALERT
Attempting to sell stolen metal has become more common as the price of metal scrap has climbed. There are articles and news reports about thieves stealing metal from gardens, parks, utilities, construction sites, churches, and even cemetaries.
Artesia Metals, Inc. works to prevent the purchase of stolen scrap. Some of the steps we take are:
- We don’t buy from known metal thieves.
- We digitally record each single transaction in our facility.
- Artesia Metals, Inc. takes a leadership position working with industry, government, and law enforcement to prevent the purchase of stolen scrap. We actively support law enforcement in making arrests for stealing scrap and work with the district attorney’s office during prosecution.
- Artesia Metals, Inc. is active on the state and local level to increase penalties for metal theft.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
ScrapTheftAlert.com is a tool for law enforcement that allows you to alert the scrap industry of significant thefts of materials in the United States and Canada. Upon validation and review, alerts you post are broadcast by email to all subscribed users within a 100 mile radius of where the incident occurred. Artesia Metals, Inc. subscribes to and uses this service.