Brian Austin Wurtz, 20, from Calmar, arrested after rural thefts

Brian Austin Wurtz, 20, from Calmar, arrested after rural thefts

Leduc RCMP make arrest in Break and Enter in Leduc County

A Calmar man is facing a number of charges after Leduc RCMP investigated a rural theft.

According to Leduc RCMP spokesperson Cst. Bridget Morla, “On November 5, 2018 at 08 a.m. Leduc RCMP were dispatched to a break and enter in Leduc County.

“Once members arrived on scene they were updated that the suspect had left the scene on foot. Members contained the area and dispatched the Police Dog Services.

“Before the police dog arrived on scene members located the suspect. When the RCMP member approached the suspect he uttered threats towards the member while throwing gasoline at the member and throughout the building structure.

“After a short altercation the suspect was taken into custody. The RCMP member did not sustain any injuries. The building structure was damaged by the resulting fire. “

Morla said one man has been charged in relation to the incident. “Brian Austin Wurtz, a 20-year-old male from Calmar was charged with the following Criminal Code offences in relation to the break and enters:

• Break and enter (x2)

• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

• Arson

• Resist arrest

• Fail to comply with recognizance

• Assault a peace officer

• Uttering Threats

“He has been released on a recognizance and his next court date will be in Leduc Provincial Court on November 8th at 09:30 a.m. “

“We are very thankful no one was seriously injured,” said Cst. Morla of Leduc RCMP “We rely on the public’s assistance with reporting suspicious behaviour and this is a prime example of the public noticing something out of the ordinary and reporting it.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca