Kenneth McLean has been arrested following multiple oil field crimes in the Redwater area.
 
With the assistance of the Forensic Identification Unit (FIS) and General Investigative Section (GIS), Redwater RCMP arrested the 35-year-old on Feb.21.
 
McLean has been charged with 20 new offences in relation to 10 separate incidents of mischief, arson and theft.
 
Reportedly, two vehicles and an outbuilding were set on fire at one site, copper wire and property were stolen from other sites and locks, fences, gates and site equipment were also damaged.
 
McLean faces three counts of arson, theft over $5000, four counts of theft under $5000 and 12 counts of mischief.
 
“These alleged incidents could have caused serious injury to employees or persons in the vicinity of these sites if not detected,” said Redwater RCMP Corporal Mark Joy. “Thankfully no one was injured and the suspect is now remanded into custody.”
 
The incidents happened between October and September of 2017.
 
McLean is scheduled to appear in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court on June 7.
 
He previously appeared in court last November after being arrested and charged for an incident at an oilfield office.

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