Stolen Grates Create Safety Issues in Arizona

August 10, 2011

Thieves are busy stealing metal grates and leaving drains wide open around Tucson. It’s dangerous because children could fall into open drains.

KOLD-TV reports 25 went missing in Tucson and 86 disappeared from Marana.

Tucson police say they arrested two people last week on two counts of theft and three counts of trafficking in stolen property. A scrap metal yard reported receiving grates from the pair.

The Public Works director for Marana says stealing grates has cost the town more than $20,000.

Marana has replaced all of the stolen grates that disappeared in May and June.

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