SAN ANTONIO, Texas—Despite the use of security technology by scrap metal yards to detect stolen goods, those waging war against copper and other metal thefts are “nowhere near where they need to be,” says Tom Baker, president of the Recycling Council of Texas [RCOT].
SEATTLE—Starbucks waded into the gun debate this week, with CEO Howard Schultz writing an open letter to customers asking them to leave their firearms at home or in their car before ordering their Americanos or lattes. It’s a request, not a ban on guns.
LANCASTER, Pa.—If there is a robbery or other criminal incident at one of Fulton Financial Corp.’s 270 offices, video is sent within minutes to local police from a desktop, potentially giving them the chance to catch the perp in the parking lot.
NEW YORK—Many of the 4,000 residents of the historic Knickerbocker Village apartments in Manhattan have tossed out their access cards. Soon all of them will, because the only thing they’ll need to enter the 12-building, 1,600-unit complex is their face.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.—Players, fans and spectators at the Little League Baseball World Series, held Aug. 15-Aug. 25 in South Williamsport, Pa., will be kept safe in part by a network of IP video surveillance systems.
YARMOUTH, Maine—Police in Florida have recovered six stolen trucks and nine trailers from a group suspected of cargo theft, including dozens of loads of electronics, food, tires and pharmaceutical drugs.
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Amed Villa, 48, entered a guilty plea to federal charges stemming from his participation in a cargo theft ring that involved approximately $90 million in pharmaceuticals stolen from a warehouse in Enfield, Conn., and $8 million in cigarettes taken from a