Regina man arrested after series of electric meter kidnappings
The 37-year-old man was arrested by Regina police and charged with seven counts of mischief after a final incident occurred Saturday morning at a residence in the city (archive).
A 37-year-old man has been arrested and charged by Regina police in connection with a series of kidnappings of electric meters from residences in the city.
< p class="e-p">On Saturday morning, a final incident involving the man led to his arrest.
A resident of a Wascana Street home called police after noticing the presence of a suspicious man in his yard and after losing all power to his home.
When officers attended the scene, the suspect was not no longer in the plaintiff's yard, but police found that the resident's electric meter was unplugged.
Sending a description of the suspect to everyone else officers working there helped arrest him.
Police said several similar incidents had occurred in the city recently, including five other meter removals electricity and cutting the cord of a debit machine between October 19 and November 19.
Police have charged the man with seven counts of ;accused ion of mischief under $5,000 and obstruction of a peace officer.