Nanton RCMP have arrested a suspect in another copper wire theft.

The suspect was caught in the act by RCMP after a citizen called in to report suspicious activity near an industrial site near the Hamlet of Parkland.

Police estimate the value of the copper wire along with it's replacement would cost over $50,000.

A 42 year old Calgary man, Brian Edward Tanner is facing numerous charges is being held in custody.

His next court appearance is Wednesday, February 13 in Fort Macleod.

Tanner is already facing charges related to theft and damage of property at oilfield sites around High River from Tuesday, January 22.

He was released on bail with conditions, and he faces nine new charges of failure to comply with recognizance.

This is the second arrest of alleged copper wire thieves by Nanton RCMP in the last week, with Mounties arresting two other Calgary men in a similar theft back on Tuesday, January 15.

Read More: Police Bust Men For Thefts From Oilfields Sites

Nanton RCMP Arrest Two In Copper Wire Theft

 

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