Cumberland Co. men arrested for copper thefts

Published on April 15, 2014
The integrated street crime unit made three arrests in Oxford on Thursday.

HALIFAX – Two men from Pugwash and Westchester Station were arrested Monday for stealing copper in Upper Musquodoboit

Yesterday, at 9:09 p.m., RCMP received a report of a break and enter in progress at a Nova Scotia Power Compound on Highway 336. Suspects had placed spools of wire in the back of a pickup truck. Police located the vehicle on Stewart Hill Road at the intersection of Highway 289. Officers arrested two men and seized the stolen property.

Further investigation revealed that the suspects were responsible for thefts of copper and damage to property from the same location on December 5th, 2013.

The two men, a 21-year-old from Pugwash and a 19 year-old from Westchester Station, are facing charges under the Criminal Code including Break and Enter and Theft. They will be appearing in Dartmouth Provincial Court at a later date.