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      No rest from copper thefts

      Sgt. Chad Kilpatrick sifts through copper they recovered from a recent case

      Crime may be down in unincorporated parts of Dougherty County, according to Police Chief Don Cheek, copper thefts are a constant crime.

      Agents with the county say they see cases of copper thefts on a regular basis.

      But it's not as easy finding the culprits.

      It's hard to track down because most copper doesn't have serial numbers. We do check the recycling shops on a regular basis to see who's bringing in a lot of copper at one time, says SGT. Chad Kilpatrick.

      Kilpatrick says they are more likely to make an arrest if a tip comes in from a neighborhood watch group.