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Two Seniors Charged in Wire Theft

Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 9:42 AM

Prince George, B.C.- Two men, both  senior citizens,  are facing charges related to  wire theft in Prince George.

Early Monday, June 29th,  police were called to  business on PG Pulpmill Road  where someone  had  broken into the business and made off with about $125 thousand dollars  worth of  copper wire.

The investigation led officers to two  suspects, who have  since  been charged.

67 year old Lorne Cecil Paquette is charged with  Break  and Enter and Possession of Property Obtained by crime over $5,000.

65 year old Robert James Herron is charges with  Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000.

While both men have already appeared in court, Paquette remains in custody until his next court appearance which is scheduled for tomorrow.  Herron has been released on conditions until his next court appearance which is set for July 22nd.

RCMP say they have responded to  15 reports of wire theft in the  Prince George area over the past month. The  total value has not been confirmed, but is believed to be over $200 thousand dollars.  According to police, in some cases,  phone wires have been removed from utility poles leaving  residents without the  ability  to use their phones, including  the ability to call 9-1-1 should there  be an emergency.




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