Alberta RCMP arrest man in midst of stealing $50K of copper wire
Calgary resident arrested at industrial site south of city, police say
RCMP say they've arrested a Calgary man who was in the middle of stealing several hundred feet of copper wire at an industrial site.
Police responded to a breaking-and-entering call at Township Road 152 near Parkland, about 75 kilometres south of Calgary, around 4 a.m. Tuesday.
When RCMP arrived, they saw a suspicious vehicle, so they entered the property, where they found a man in the middle of taking the copper wire from its brackets, according to a news release.
The cost to replace and repair the wire, had the suspect not been interrupted, would have been more than $50,000, police said.
Brian Edward Tanner, 42, has been charged with:
- Breaking and entering with intent.
- Mischief/damage to property over $5,000.
- Possessing break-in tools.
- Nine counts of failure to comply with recognizance.
Tanner was taken into custody after a judicial hearing and will appear in Fort Macleod Provincial Court on Feb. 13.
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