Three Hills RCMP arrest two people after locating stolen copper wire

May 25, 2021
Kneehill, Alberta

News release

Three Hills RCMP have arrested a male and female for stolen property as the result of a search warrant near Kneehill, Alta.

On May 21, 2021, the Three Hills RCMP attended a rural property to serve court documents. While on the property, police located a female who was wanted inside the residence. During the warrant apprehension, police located a large amount of what was believed to be stolen copper wire in a bedroom.

As a result, Three Hills RCMP, with the assistance of the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit, executed a 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 was arrested without incident.

The total weight of the seizure was 2100 lbs worth a substantial amount of money.

A 43-year-old male and a 42-year-old female both of Red Deer, Alta. have been charged with the following:

  • Trafficking stolen property under $5000.00
  • Possession of stolen property for purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of stolen property over $5000.00

Both suspects have been released from custody and 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. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.


Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations

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