Men charged after $10,000 in copper wire stolen in Lacombe

At about 2:30 a.m. on Monday night a Lacombe police officer observed a van leaving an industrial area in southeast Lacombe.

Two men will make a court appearance in Red Deer Wednesday after $10,000 in copper wire went missing in Lacombe.

At about 2:30 a.m. on Monday night a police officer observed a van leaving an industrial area in southeast Lacombe.

The officer proceeded to check the van and its two occupants and discovered about $10,000 in copper wire inside the vehicle. The officer also found an undisclosed amount of marijuana and methamphetamine.

An investigation revealed two Lacombe businesses in the industrial area had been broken into and the copper wire stolen.

Robert Bourque, 40, from Campbell River, B.C. is charged with break-and-enter, theft, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of a controlled substance.

Bert Zwicker, 48, from Edmonton, is charged with break-and-enter, and theft, possession of stolen property over $5,000.

Both Bourque and Zwicker were remanded in custody to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Wednesday.

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