Two arrested, charged after RCMP locate $9,600 worth of stolen copper wire at rural Trochu residence

Three Hills RCMP members stand next to the $9,600 collection of stolen copper wire found at a rural Trochu residence on Friday, May 21. ECA Review/Submitted
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Three Hills RCMP attended a rural property near Trochu, Alberta, to serve court documents on May 21, 2021.

While on the property, police located a female who was wanted inside the residence.

During the warrant apprehension, police located a large amount of stolen copper wire in a bedroom.

Police entered into a stolen property investigation and a search warrant was completed and granted.

Three Hills RCMP, with the assistance of the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit, executed the search warrant and located a large quantity of stolen copper wire in the residence and in an outbuilding on the property.

A male was also located hiding in a travel trailer and arrested without incident.

The total weight of the seizure was 2100 lbs with an approximated value of $9,600.

George Jones (43) and Trina Langevin (42) from Red Deer have been charged with Trafficking property obtained by crime under $5,000; Possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking; Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

Both Jones and Langevin are scheduled to appear at Drumheller Provincial Court on June 18, 2021.

If you have any information regarding the investigation, please contact the Three Hills RCMP at 403-443-5539.

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