A Red Deer man was arrested during a break and enter in progress at a north Red Deer business early Tuesday morning.
Red Deer RCMP said at about 1:30 a.m. police observed a man attempt to steal copper wire at the business in the Gaetz Avenue and 77th Street-area.
Police were conducting surveillance of the area after two previous break-ins.
Riley Badger, 23, was charged with two counts of break and enter, two counts of theft under $2,000, possession of break-in tools, and mischief under $5,000.
Badger was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer court on Feb. 6