The Arborg RCMP received reports of break & enter to the Meleb Bell MTS tower site. On separate occasions several gel batteries were stolen in a short period of time. The batteries are used as back up power, in the event of an outage, to keep the cellular network on line. They are labeled as ENERSYS Power Safe SBS-190F, orange in color and weight approximately 130 lbs each. If the cell tower is without backup power, there could be serious or possibly life-threatening consequences during an emergency.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Arborg RCMP at 204-376-5253 or submit an anonymous tip here.