Scrap Metal Services LLC has bought auto parts scrap yards in Gary, Lake Station, Westville and DeMotte.
Alia Randhan, of Cedar Lake, watches the closed circuit security monitors at Metro Recycling in Griffith. This video system is one of the many ways companies are battling scrap theft.
Two men unload scrap metal from a pickup truck Monday. After each truck is unloaded, the customers give their license plate number and other personal information to the office workers inside Metro Reycling. The information is kept on file to help police respond to metal thefts.
A worker at Metro Recycling in Griffith gets some scrap metal prepared to be recycled.
Employees of Metro Recycling monitor scrap metal deliveries nonstop on more than a half dozen computer screens mounted in the company's Griffith plant, while still cameras capture photos of every load of scrap weighed.
HAMMOND | For 97 years, Beatty International Co. has thrived on metal.
HOBART | Two Lake Station men were charged with taking scrap metal from a closed Hobart gas station, police said.
HOBART | A Portage man used a borrowed sports utility vehicle to cart away scrap metal from a business at 7219 Grand Boulevard, police said.
GARY | A warrant was issued Tuesday and bail was set at $20,000 for a woman who police believe helped steal scrap and other metal parts from a Gary business in August.
LAPORTE | LaPorte County police have a possible suspect in the theft of more than $23,000 in scrap metal from a manufacturing firm.
A lot of used cars in the junkyard
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