We have been seeing an increase in copper wire theft in the East Mesa area. Suspect/s are pulling the wire from the ground utility boxes along the side of the roadways and in City retention basins. The wire is pulled from the ground and the suspect/s return later to retrieve the wire. This has disrupted power to street lights in the areas hit and is very expensive to repair.
We are asking that if you see anything suspicious, please call 480-644-2211, and select option 2 when the menu prompt begins. You can also submit information through our online form or by text message. You can remain anonymous.
Use our online form found here – (https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtipforms/webform.aspx?id=51&AgencyID=836.)
Text information to 274-637 (CRIMES). Begin your message with MESAPD.