Male arrested in $20,000 wire theft: Nanaimo

Nanaimo, BC – A 31-year-old male has been arrested in connection with a wire theft from the lighting surrounding the multi-purpose playing fields. The arrest and the recovery of the wire took place at approximately 11 am on Thursday October 1, 2020.

Information was provided to investigators, and this lead them to one of the red barns located on the grounds of the Beban Park Recreation Centre. When officers arrived at the barn, the suspect was in the process of stripping the plastic coating from the stolen wire. Also recovered was an E-bike, reported stolen on September 6, 2020 from outside Woodgrove Centre.

Male arrested in $20,000 wire theft
(File Photo) Male arrested in $20,000 wire theft

City of Nanaimo officials were pleasantly pleased to learn, after assessing the wire, that it is reusable and will be reinstalled in the lighting fixtures in the next couple of days, said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

The male was arrested on two counts of Possession of Stolen Property and one count for Breach of an Undertaking. He was released from custody on and Undertaking and his first court appearance is set for December 1, 2020 in Nanaimo Provincial Court.

File # 2020-35962

Nanaimo RCMP



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