Three Hills RCMP make arrests during break and enter in progress

A 19-year-old woman and 37-year-old man have been charged with numerous offences following a break and enter at an oil lease site in Kneehill County.

On June 28, 2020, at approximately 7:30 a.m., members of the Three Hills RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a lease site near Huxley, Alta.

The suspects had attempted to flee the location in a vehicle but became stuck in a nearby field.

RCMP members arrived on scene and took both suspects into custody without incident.

The vehicle used by the suspects is believed to have been stolen from a business in Calgary.

A search of the van revealed a large amount of stolen property including copper wire, lease site electronic equipment worth over $10,000, numerous tools, mountain bikes and numerous other items. 

Daniel Douglas Weston (37) of Calgary has been charged with seven Criminal Code offences, some of which include: Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000; Theft over $5,000; Break and enter; Mischief over $5,000 and Operate motor vehicle while prohibited.

A judicial interim release hearing was conducted and Weston was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Three Hills Provincial Court on July 3, 2020. 

Margaret Kimberley Hunter (19) of Calgary has been charged with eight Criminal Code offences, some of which include: Break and enter; Theft over $5,000; Mischief over $5,000; Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and Fail to comply with release order (x3).

Following a judicial hearing, Hunter was released on cash bail, however, bail has not currently been met and she remains in custody.

She is scheduled to appear on Aug. 14, 2020, in Three Hills Provincial Court.

Three Hills RCMP continue to investigate this incident.

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