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Break and enter arrests lead to discovery of stolen copper wire

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Three men have been charged in connection with a break and enter to a local business. Grande Prairie RCMP was called to an unspecified commercial building around 10:50 a.m. on April 2nd and found a locked gate broken.

Police say they were able to quickly find the suspects, and a vehicle with various lengths of copper wire, which is believed to have been stolen. Officers also report finding break-in tools, reciprocating saws, angle grinders, pry bars, and small tools like wrenches and screwdrivers, as well as a replica BB pistol and two knives.

52-year-old James Sentner, 39-year-old David Parlee, and 19-year-old Austin Parlee of Grande Prairie have all been changed with break and enter with intent, mischief over $5,000, possession of break and enter tools, two counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, and two counts of possession of meth and fentanyl.

Sentner and David Parlee have also been charged with breaching conditions of a release order. All three men are scheduled to appear in court on June 15th.

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The RCMP also notes it is looking for the owners of the copper wire. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grande Prairie detachment or Crime Stoppers.

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