$300,000 worth of damage caused by two men stealing copper wire

Feb 13 2019, 6:13 pm

Two men managed to cause quite the amount of destruction at multiple oil field sites near Calgary.

A release from the Calgary Police Services states that two men were arrested for causing $300,000 worth of damage by cutting copper wire out of buildings.

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The men had been allegedly stealing the wire and various tools from rural oil field sites and were caught after police found unstripped copper wire, bolt cutters, power tools, and other heavy equipment in one of the suspect’s vehicles.

The men were arrested in Calgary on January 18.

Brian Tanner, 43, and Jonathan Paul, 38, both face multiple counts of break and enter and possession of break and enter tools, while Tanner has also been charged with breach of recognizance and possession of a controlled substance.