Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Copper Thieves Nabbed By The 'Coppers'

 Coppers Get Their Men
 Brent Andreeff Charged With Theft

On November 20, 2010, at approximately 5:00 p.m. members of the Nanaimo RCMP Property Crime Unit were patrolling in the 2500 block of Rosstown Rd. when they observed two males acting suspiciously. The members watched these males and saw them approach a manhole and pull the lid off. The males left the area for a brief time and upon returning, began to attempt to steal copper wire.

The RCMP members then arrested two males. One of the suspects is well known to police. BC Hydro believes the entire line needs to be replaced and the total damage is estimated to be around $7500.00. As well as the financial cost, there was the potential that over 6000 homes in the area could have been affected. There is a high risk not only to the suspects safety but the risk to public safety is significant.

One of the suspects was released and is scheduled to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court on February 15, 2011.

The other suspect, Brent ANDREEFF, was charged with Mischief to Property and theft of wire. ANDREEFF was remanded in n custody and will be appearing in Nanaimo Provincial Court on November 22, 2010. ANDREEFF is well known to police for property related offences.


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