Drain, manhole covers disappearing in Longview

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LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- Metal thieves are the likely suspects in the disappearance of dozens of storm drain gates, water meter lids and manhole covers in Longview.

The Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/n2pKyS ) each storm drain gate costs the city about $115 to replace. A 75-pound storm drain gate would be worth about $10 as scrap metal

Three men who were arrested last month while removing steel pins from a roadside barrier had a catch basin grate in their pickup truck.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com