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Calgary men facing charges of stealing copper wire from oil well sites


February 13, 2019  


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Two Calgary men face multiple charges after thefts of copper wire and tools at several rural oil well sites.

Police say about $300,000 in damage was caused by thieves who cut the wire out of buildings. The Calgary Police Service told Canadian Press it worked with RCMP to track, locate and arrest two suspects.

Pieces of unstripped copper wire and heavy equipment tools, including bolt cutters and power tools, were found in a vehicle.

Brian Tanner, who is 43, and Jonathan Paul, who is 38, face various break and enter charges. Tanner is also charged with breach of recognizance and possession of a controlled substance.

(Canadian Press)