The RCMP have caught suspected robbers who may have stolen your copper wire.

On April 2, at approximately 10:50 am, police responded to a report of a break and enter to a commercial building in Grande Prairie.

The suspects had entered the compound by breaking a locked gate. Police quickly located and arrested three male subjects without incident. Further investigation led police to locate numerous items in the suspect’s vehicle including break-in tools, reciprocating saws, angle grinders, pry bars and small tools such as wrenches and screwdrivers.

Police also located a replica BB pistol and two knives. Various lengths of copper wire, believed to be stolen, were also located.

David Parlee, 39, Austin Parlee, 19 and James Sentner 52 all of Grande Prairie have been charged with the following: break and enter with intent, mischief over $5000, possession of break and enter tools, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public x 2, possession of a controlled substance x 2 (methamphetamine/fentanyl).

James Sentner and Dave Parlee have further been charged with breaching conditions of a release order. All three males are to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on June 15.

RCMP advise they are seeking the owners of the wire. If you have any information in relation to this, or other break and enters, please contact Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or 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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