Consort RCMP lay charges in copper wire thefts, two males from Fleet charged

Fleet, Alberta – Consort RCMP have laid charges after a five-week long investigation and with the assistance of the ALERT Regional Property Crime Unit in relation to property crime offences.

As a result of the investigation, an adult male was arrested for possession of stolen property at an acreage near Fleet on March 19, 2021. A search warrant was obtained and subsequently executed.

The search of the property and multiple outbuildings resulted in the seizure of stolen copper wire, stolen electrical attachments and fittings, bolt cutters, chain saw and tools for stripping copper wire and stripped wire casings and a firearm.

Copper Wire Theft
Copper Wire Theft

Randall (Randy) James Lawrence (37) of Fleet, Alta. has been charged with:

· Possession of property obtained by crime

· Possession of break in instruments

· Fail to comply with Undertaking

· Unauthorized possession of firearm

· Unlawful storage of firearm

Lawrence has been released from custody and will be appearing in Coronation Provincial Court on April 9, 2021.

If you suspect criminal activity in your community, please contact Consort RCMP at 403-577-3001or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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