Couple charged following attempted copper wire theft

Sylvan Lake RCMP interrupted a married couple attempting to steal copper wire, after responding to a call in the industrial area of town.

Sylvan Lake RCMP interrupted a married couple attempting to steal copper wire, after responding to a call in the industrial area of town.

They were called about a break and enter in progress at the locked compound of NexSource Power on Industrial Drive at 10:38 p.m. last Friday.

On arrival, they located two suspects who attempted to evade capture by speeding away in a truck and ramming through the locked gate of an adjacent business.

Police managed to get the vehicle stopped moments later and the suspects were arrested, reported RCMP Cpl. James Allemekinders.

Charged with numerous offences including theft over $5,000, dangerous driving, possession of stolen property, mischief, possession of break in tools, possession of a controlled substance and provincial offences are a married couple from Olds — Thomas Arthur Horner, 58, and Laura Horner, 52.

Both have since been released from custody to appear in Red Deer Court.