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Innisfail RCMP lay charges in copper wire theft from Raven-area oilfield site

Suspicious vehicle complaint leads to arrest of Clive man, Red-Deer area woman
MVT copper wire theft Raven
Innisfail RCMP said freshly cut copper wire was found in a vehicle they were looking for in connection with a suspicious vehicle complaint in the Raven area. Photo courtesy of Innisfail RCMP

INNISFAIL - A Red Deer-area woman and a man from Clive are facing a variety of charges in connection with a break and enter and theft at an oilfield site near Raven.

At about 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 9, Innisfail RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at the site, according to a press release issued today (Sept. 11).

Police said the oilfield site had been damaged and copper wire had been stolen from the location.

“Witnesses belonging to the Raven crime watch group were able to provide a description of the vehicle and the direction it had travelled while Innisfail RCMP were responding to the location,” police said in the release.

Innisfail RCMP said the suspect vehicle was located a short time later.

“As a result of the investigation, Innisfail RCMP located freshly cut copper wire in the vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle, a male and female, were arrested without incident,” police said.

Daryl Springer, 42, from Clive and Brandy Carl, 44, from the Red Deer area have been charged with break and enter, theft under $5,000 and possession of break-in instruments.

In addition, Carl was wanted on two outstanding warrants and was charged with failing to comply with conditions while Springer was also charged with offences under the Traffic Safety Act.

Following a judicial hearing, Springer and Carl were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Oct. 6.

“Innisfail RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance during this incident. Innisfail RCMP would like to encourage the public who suspect suspicious activity in their community to contact their local RCMP detachment,” police said in the release.

Anyone with information about this incident or any other illegal activity, is asked to call the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3342 or call their local police. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous, can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the P3 Tips app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.