A 49 year-old Regina male is facing charges after investigation into a recent theft of copper pipe and brass fittings from a building construction site in the Gladmer Park neighbourhood in Regina.
On Monday, October 5, 2020, police went to a building on Anson Road for a report of a Break and Enter. The building owner indicated the building is under construction, with many different tradespeople working with various materials. The early indication was that, sometime between Friday, October 2nd and Monday, October 5th, someone broke into the building and removed hundreds of pounds of copper pipe, believed to have been cut up into 1-2 foot lengths, and a number of unique brass valves. Early investigation by the Property Crimes Unit involved interviews with area residents to see if anyone observed suspicious activity. Further investigation led to contact with metal recycling businesses, which led to recovery of some of the brass valves and information to identify a potential suspect. A search warrant was executed on October 8th at a residence in the 2200 block of Winnipeg Street, but did not result in the recovery of additional stolen property. A 49 year-old male was taken into custody without incident and faces charges of possession of stolen property.
Forty-nine year-old Ronald James TURNER, of Regina, is charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 [355(b) CC], and Breach of Probation [733.1(1) CC]. TURNER was released on an undertaking to appear in Provincial Court on November 24, 2020.