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Southern Alberta homeowner allegedly fired a “warning shot” at break and enter suspects

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GRANUM, AB – A rural southern Alberta property owner is under investigation after he allegedly fired a warning shot at two break and enter suspects over the weekend.

Claresholm RCMP say they got a 911 call Sunday afternoon, from the homeowner, saying he was detaining two people who were trying to leave his property.

He’d reportedly caught the pair breaking in.

A second 911 call came from one of the suspects claiming they were being threatened with a shotgun.

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RCMP from Claresholm, Nanton and Fort Macleod all responded.

A man and a woman were arrested and stolen property was recovered at the scene.

24 year old Samuel Fralick of Blairmore and 30 year old Stacey Hubbard of High River have been charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property, and possession of break in instruments.

Both were released from custody to appear in Fort Macleod Provincial Court at a later date.

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RCMP are still investigating the actions of the homeowner.

No one was injured.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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