Tipster gets cash award in copper theft:
In March, not far from a grade school in north Memphis, thieves stole an air conditioning unit and copper set lines worth about $1,100 from a residence.
A few days later, a woman involved in the theft was identified upon selling the stolen items at a scrap yard. She gave police a “statement of admission.” The following month, however, the woman failed to appear at her court date and a warrant was issued on April 29.
On May 1, a CrimeStoppers tipster called to say that the fugitive was at another address in north Memphis, not far from the site of the theft. She was located by police, arrested and jailed. She faces charges of theft of property and vandalism.
The tipster received a cash award.