Three Hills RCMP recovered stolen copper wire during recent investigation near Kneehill. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Two Central Albertans charged after break and enter, warrant out for third suspect

The Innisfail RCMP has arrested two men and charged a third for an alleged break and enter at the Horn Hills transfer station near Penhold.

Darrel Victor Hokanson, 43, of Rumsey and Sheldon Richard Metcalfe, 49, of the Red Deer area have been jointly charged with breaking and entering.

A third suspect, Francis George Pander is wanted on a warrant for Break and Enter. Pander is described as five-five, 150-pounds with blue eyes and blond hair.

According to police, on June 4, RCMP received a report that someone had broken into the Horn Hill transfer station on Highway 42 near Penhold.

Police responded and observed the individuals still on the compound. The suspects fled on foot and with the assistance of the RCMP Police Dog Service one male was tracked and located at a neighbouring acreage. With assistance from the public, the second male was located walking west along Highway 42.

Hokanson was released and is scheduled to attend Red DEER Provincial Court on July 27.

Metcalf is currently being held awaiting a bail hearing.

RCMP is seeking public assistance to locate Pander. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3342.