RCMP Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit arrested two men after investigating thefts from oil field sites

On Friday, January 18, the RCMP Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit, with help from Calgary Police Services, investigated three break and enters to oil field sites in the High River area.

Items stolen from the oil sites included copper wire, batteries, and industrial pumps.

Police say the suspects caused extensive property damage during the break and enters in excess of $100,000.

Two male suspects were identified and arrested on Friday, January 18.

Brian Edward Tanner, 42, of Calgary, has been charged with: break and enter, possession of stolen property over $5,000 times three, possession of break in tools, fail to comply with recognizance times four and possession of a controlled substance.

Johnathan James Paul, 38 of Calgary, has been charged with: break and enter; possession of stolen property over $5,000 times three, and possession of break in tools.

Tanner and Paul were released from custody after a judicial hearing on a recognizance with conditions, and will be appearing in Okotoks Provincial Court on Friday, January 25.

As this matter is now before the courts no further details will be released.

Police have seized a large amount of stolen property and would like locate the owners.

If any of the items could be yours please contact RCMP Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit at 403-420-4881.

Proof of ownership is requested.

 

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