SANDRA M STANWAY
Copper wire stolen
Businesses are again reminded to lock up their valuables as a result of a theft last weekend.
Brooks RCMP report someone entered a business compound on First Avenue East sometime between 6 p.m. May 11 and 6:30 a.m. May 14 and stole 15 spools of electrical wire.
It is believed the suspect(s) took the wire for the copper inside.
“Businesses are reminded to ensure they have proper lighting in their yards, have as much of their yards visible as possible and ensure as many items of value are moved away from the fence or even inside if possible as best practices to protect themselves from being victimized,” said Brooks RCMP Cpl. Rob Harms.
If you have any information regarding this or any other crime, please contact the Brooks RCMP at 403-794-4400 or anonymously at 403-794-4484 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text the keyword tttTIPS and your information to 274637.
While on a call to a local apartment building for a disturbance, Brooks RCMP found more than they bargained for after finding a small grow op inside an apartment unit in Brooks.
Police had been called to a unit in the 500 block of 1st Avenue and while investigating they found a small marijuana grow op inside the suite.
Two occupants were arrested, a search warrant was executed and the plants were seized.
Local residents, a 21-year-old male and a 22-year-old female were charged with production of a substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
They are scheduled to appear in Brooks Provincial Court on June 13.