Extensive Damage Estimated Over a Million Dollars and Theft at Oilfield Lease Site

Drayton Valley, Alberta – On July 17, 2017 at approximately 3:30 in the morning, two suspects were observed on video, breaking into the Obsidian Energy site (formally Penn West), located Northeast of Cynthia, in Brazeau County, Alberta. Once there, they proceeded to break into several buildings stealing approximately $200,000 dollars in Copper Wire and causing damage estimated at over one million dollars.

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The truck used is a two tone dark colour older model Dodge Dakota or Chevrolet (see picture below).

Sgt Matthews of the Drayton Valley RCMP says, “the theft and resulting damage caused has resulted in Obsidian Energy closing the site, which in turn has affected the people who worked there.” Sgt Matthew says, “thefts in the oil field are a serious problem which creates a financial burden to companies who are already struggling in these financial times.”

Once there, they proceeded to break into several buildings stealing approximately $200,000 dollars in Copper Wire and causing damage estimated at over one million dollars.
Once there, they proceeded to break into several buildings stealing approximately $200,000 dollars in Copper Wire and causing damage estimated at over one million dollars.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information regarding this occurrence to contact Drayton Valley RCMP at 780-542-4457. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmitlcom. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Drayton Valley RCMP


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