Consort RCMP have arrested three people in connection with multiple copper wire thefts from different oilfield sites in eastern Alberta.
Coronation RCMP, Consort RCMP and Killam RCMP have been investigating these thefts at numerous sites throughout all three jurisdictions since August 2020.
On Feb. 10, 2021, Coronation RCMP stopped a vehicle in relation to the investigation.
Police located and seized approximately 900 pounds of copper wire and a rifle.
The following day, a search warrant was executed by Consort RCMP, Coronation RCMP and Medicine Hat ALERT on a residence located on the east side of Coronation.
Police located and seized wire casings, break-in instruments and tools used to cut and strip copper wire.
Dylan Spencer Goddu (24) of Coronation, Alta., Meggan Rae Cole (28) of Killam, Alta. and Randall James Lawrence (37) of Fleet, Alta. have been charged with Possession of firearm in a vehicle and Possession of stolen property under $5,000.
In addition, Goddu has been charged with Possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking under $5,000, Trafficking property obtained by crime under $5,000 and Possession of break-in instruments.
Goddu, Cole and Lawrence have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Coronation Provincial Court on Mar.12, 2021.
If you have information relating to this or any other crime, please contact the Consort RCMP detachment at 403-577-3000.