On February 1st, 2021, the Manitoba Hydro compound in Melita was broken into, and a substantial amount of copper wiring was stolen, along with some tools and a bright orange winter suit with reflective striping. On February 9th, 2021, the same compound was broken into again and more copper wiring was stolen. That same night, the Melita Bus Garage was also broken into and a mig-welder stolen. Video surveillance from several businesses in the area shows an individual wearing Manitoba Hydro’s bright orange suit, driving a dark gray Toyota sedan with no front license plate looking around their properties.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Virden RCMP Detachment at (204) 748-2046.