Copper Stolen off Greenfield Lake Buildings

Wilmington, NC – Police are still looking for suspects in a copper theft that took place last week at Greenfield Lake Park.

Wilmington's Parks and Landscape Superintendent Nina Johnston says Greenfield Park closes at eleven o'clock each night, so the copper was probably lifted after that hour.

She says security measures will be increased in coming years.

My hope is that, in the next budget year, possibly we can try to work something out with the police department and have park police that would be issued to the parks 24/7 to help with these problems.

Johnston says area construction sites and houses in the historical downtown district have seen similar problems.

The price of copper has increased three times in the past two years.