Three Hills robbery

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Stephen Barnes of Red Deer, Alberta has been charged with eight counts of break and enter. Three Hills RCMP members arrested 39-year-old Barnes on June 12, 2013.
The RCMP tracked down Barnes after a seven month long investigation was conducted with the help of different detachments and the Red Deer Forensic Identification Section.
The robberies happened in the Three Hills and surrounding area between December, 2012 and February, 2013. Barnes allegedly broke into several oilfield sites and stole an undisclosed amount of copper wire.
Barnes appeared before a Justice of the Peace for a judicial interim release hearing. He is currently in police custody awaiting bail.
Barnes is scheduled to appear in the Drumheller Provincial Court on July 3, 2013 to answer questions related to the crime.

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