Fort Macleod RCMP investigating wire theft from job site

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
February 13, 2018 - 12:30pm

FORT MACLEOD – Fort Macleod RCMP are asking for your help, as they investigate a pair of thefts from a Fortis job site near the community.

Police received a report of the theft on Feb. 8, after a Fortis wire reel containing primary underground wire was stolen from their site at Highway 811 and Township Road 93, just north of Fort Macleod. The reel of 750 MCM wire weighs over 2,000 lbs and was dragged across the highway before being transported from the scene.

The wire is encased in black plastic with red stripes, and the reel is over six feet tall and about four feet wide.

The reel is believed to have been taken at some point between 8:00 p.m. on Feb. 7 and 7:00 a.m. on Feb. 8.

A second theft at the same job site occurred between Feb. 1 and Feb. 7, with 90 metres of primary underground cable being cut and removed.

Anyone with information regarding the thefts is asked to contact Fort Macleod RCMP at 403-553-7200. You can also remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers at for instructions).

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