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300-Pound Sewer Grates Stolen in Bridgewater

Police believe the grates are being sold as scrap metal.

Bridgewater Township Police are reporting a theft of a total of four sewer grates in Bridgewater over the weekend.

According to Bridgewater Township Police Lt. Al Nicaretta, between Friday night and Monday morning, two sewer grates were stolen from Meadow Road and two were stolen from Thru Way Drive.

"The grates are the full size grates weighing about 300 pounds each," he said.

Nicaretta said that police believe the grates are being sold as scrap metal for about 10 cents a pound at local recycling centers.

"Last year, about 12 were stolen throughout the year," he said.

Anyone seeing a suspicious vehicle, or with any information about the thefts, should call the police communications center at 908-722-4111, ext. 0.

Robert Young January 15, 2013 at 01:21 PM
With the way the country is headed I think Bridgewater should set - up a resident Watch Dog team. I would be more than willing to help the police in our town.
Al Beronio January 15, 2013 at 01:48 PM
We had smaller grates stolen on our church property last year. It seems to me that it should be rather easy for the local police to alert the scrap metal yards in the area to call them when items like these are presented for scrap. This is a no-brainer!!
elizabeth January 15, 2013 at 07:25 PM
just what I was thinking. If you take away the market for selling them, there'd be no reason to swipe them!
JD January 15, 2013 at 08:42 PM
That's assuming the scrap yards are honest

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