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Pincher Creek RCMP arrest pair for copper thefts

Pincher Creek RCMP arrest pair for copper thefts
Two local men arrested and charged after being caught stripping copper wire from a wind turbine in the area.
Two local men arrested and charged after being caught stripping copper wire from a wind turbine in the area.

Pincher Creek RCMP arrest pair for copper thefts

By Dave Lueneberg
By Dave Lueneberg
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Shootin’ the Breeze Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
November 29, 2023
November 29, 2023

Mounties in Pincher Creek have laid charges against two men believed to be linked to a string of recent copper thefts.

46-year-old Johannes Jorgensen from Lundbreck and Daniel Price, 57, of Pincher Creek were arrested Monday night after a call to police of two individuals stripping wire from a wind turbine.

RCMP contend the thefts have resulted in several hundred thousand dollars in damage and have impacted drinking-water supplies.

Charges against the pair include break and enter, theft over $5,000, possession of break-in instruments and two offences under the Critical Infrastructure Defence Act.

Jorgensen and Price are scheduled to appear in the Alberta Court of Justice in Pincher Creek on Nov. 30.

 

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Mounties in Pincher Creek have laid charges against two men believed to be linked to a string of recent copper thefts.

46-year-old Johannes Jorgensen from Lundbreck and Daniel Price, 57, of Pincher Creek were arrested Monday night after a call to police of two individuals stripping wire from a wind turbine.

RCMP contend the thefts have resulted in several hundred thousand dollars in damage and have impacted drinking-water supplies.

Charges against the pair include break and enter, theft over $5,000, possession of break-in instruments and two offences under the Critical Infrastructure Defence Act.

Jorgensen and Price are scheduled to appear in the Alberta Court of Justice in Pincher Creek on Nov. 30.

 

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