4 April 2019

DATE: 2019-04-03
Morinville RCMP – Theft of Telus Cable – Critical Infrastructure breach
Sometime overnight on March 29, 2019, unknown culprit(s) cut and stole 200 meters of Superior Essex BJAB Cel Fil TELUS (50 X 22) communication cable laying in the ditch North of Villeneuve airport. 

This communications cable has copper content that is desirable for the criminal element. TELUS is the only user of this Superior Essex brand of communication cable in Alberta and British Columbia.  The cable sheathing is black and contains 50 smaller colored wires at 22 gauge. There are also white numeric meter markings displayed along the exterior black sheathing of the stolen cable that is sequentially marked. The above markings are repetitively displayed on the cable spaced approximately one meter apart.

Most importantly this malicious theft has caused an outage with no availability to Emergency 911 and other potential emergency services for 147 customers and approximately 15 hours of outage time. TELUS view the cut of “live” communication cable as a critical infrastructure breach.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or your local police.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

File: 2019-433647