Archive for December, 2012

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A recent string of air conditioning thefts have left Fort Wayne police officers and Twin Oaks Apartments residents angry! As many as 20 air conditioning units were stolen from Twin Oaks Apartments in mid December. It’s apparent that with the winter weather conditions outside that this thief does not anticipate using the air conditioners for keeping cool, but for selling to scrapyards for extra cash.

The thief is more than likely not planning on scrapping to any local yards due to the area scrapyard owners being on high alert. There is an apartment surveillance video posted on Wane.com of the air conditioners being stolen, please contact authorities if you are familiar with this suspect.

Watch the video here: http://www.wane.com/dpp/news/crime/police-searching-for-air-conditioning-unit-thief-

If you know who the suspect is or have any information about these thefts, contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222, or CrimeStoppers at (260) 436-STOP (7867).

At Upstate Metal Recycling we take great pride in taking your legally collected scrap metal. If you’re interested in recycling your own scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling will take your steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ them on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.

Collecting copper wire for scrap money has proven to be quite a popular and profitable hobby. Definitely profitable, if you tend to collect enough of it- and collect it safely and legally!

How do you go about stripping your wires to collect the copper portion?  Do you choose a sharp knife? Have you developed your own wire stripping machine or did you go out and purchase one? We were curious so we ventured on to YouTube to see the many different ways scrappers collect their copper.

Here are just a few videos we found on YouTube of different ways to strip wires.

Also, if you’re interested in recycling your own scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling takes great pride in giving you a great deal on all your steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ them on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.