I man with a truck had been found stealing building supplies and tools early this morning from the new Palo Alto PD HQ construction site.
Building materials, especially copper pipe and wiring can be turned into quick cash. The price of copper has skyrocketed in recent years due to worldwide demand, especially from China and the falling US dollar.
Coinflation is a websites that tracks the current melt price of currencies and copper thefts.
He and his truck were being taken to the current PAPD HQ downtown.