Instances of utility theft rise with temperature - Tucson News Now

Instances of utility theft rise with temperature

(Source: KXLN-TV 45 Univision) (Source: KXLN-TV 45 Univision)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

It's a problem across the United States -- and Tucson is no exception.

Utilities like water and electricity are increasingly stolen whenever temperatures start to heat up.

"It's definitely a concern," says a spokesperson for Tucson Water. "Especially at some of our hydrants across the city."    

Inspectors are constantly monitoring utility theft.  Though reported cases typically escalate whenever there's a string of days in excess of 100 degrees.

Tucson News Now's Som Lisaius will have more on this story on KOLD News 13 Live at 5. He can be followed on Twitter at @SomLisaiusKOLD.

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