Macon City Council met with law enforcement officials Monday night to talk about the problem of metal theft in middle
Sergeant David Freeland with Macon Police and Chip Koplin with the Macon-Middle Georgia Metal Theft Committee gave city council members their plan to slow down metal theft.
Freeland says distributing a person of interest-list to recycle centers is one step that may help lessen the problem.
A dilemma law officials face is keeping the convicted thieves behind bars.
“Well we just got to keep talking with the DA's. I know they got their hands full and the jails have their hands full as well. Just keep working with them and keep stressing how important this is. It's causing a lot of property damage and cost to people in the city. We're just going to keep working with them hopefully they can make a change," said Freeland.
Freeland said Macon Police made seven arrests in January related to metal theft.