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Calgary man accused of stealing copper wire from southern Alberta oil lease sites

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A Calgary man is facing charges in connection to a string of thefts from southern Alberta oil lease sites.

The thefts took place in Vulcan, Diamond City, Welling and Claresholm.

Police say over $85,000 worth of stolen property and damages were incurred.

On April 23, the RCMP Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit (SACRU) and the Lethbridge Police Service Priority Crimes Unit arrested a suspect for break and enter and theft.

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Copper wire, metal signs and break-in tools were found in his vehicle.

44 year old Brian Edward Tanner has been charged with: five counts of break and enter; possession of stolen property over $5,000; possession of break-in instruments; and failure to comply.

He remains in custody and was due to appear in Lethbridge Provincial Court on May 5 and Calgary Provincial Court on May 6.

Police say copper wire theft has been an on-again off-again trend and is currently on the rise in rural commercial sites.

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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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