Project Description

File 18-6983

Break-in to Hydro substation dealt with safely

A 38-year-old man faces a charge of breaking and entering after he allegedly attempted to break into the BC Hydro substation at the 6500 block of Ladner Trunk road on April 6, 2018, around 6 pm.

Delta Police arrived shortly thereafter at the substation, after receiving a report of a person jumping over the barbed wire perimeter fence. Police then made numerous attempts to speak with the suspect.

“Our officer were very concerned for the safety of this individual, as the substation contains live wires with very high voltages,” says Cris Leykauf, public affairs coordinator for Delta Police.

The RCMP Air 1 helicopter attended the area, to assist Delta Police in pinpointing the whereabouts of the suspect on the substation property.

BC Hydro personnel assisted police in accessing the property, and the suspect was arrested just before 7 pm. Fortunately neither he nor first responders suffered any injuries in relation to this incident.

Robin James GACSI, aged 38, of no fixed address was charged with one count of break and enter on April 7, 2018. He has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance April 10, 2018.