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Two men charged after break and enter


Two Hinton men face charges related to an early morning break and enter incident at The Brick on June 21.

Hinton RCMP responded to a call of a break and enter at The Brick around 4 am and it was reported that two male suspects continued to remain inside the premises.

One suspect, James Ray Horn, was located and arrested outside the location, while the other suspect was seen fleeing the building upon arrival. A large 40” television was located nearby that had been stolen from the business and was recovered.

Efforts to locate the second subject, Jakob Brian Martens, were unsuccessful at that time and he remained at large until July 20, when the Hinton RCMP reported he was located.

Further investigation into this matter revealed that one of the suspects had allegedly attended The Brick the previous day and was observed on video surveillance carrying a large television, which he had not purchased. As a result of this investigation, two individuals are facing charges.

Horn, 37, of Hinton is charged with break and enter commit theft to business and disguise with intent.

 Horn was released from custody with conditions to appear in Hinton Provincial court on Sept. 2, 2020.

Martens, 23 of Hinton, AB. is charged with two counts of break and enter commit theft to business and one count of disguise with intent.

No information was provided about his appearance dates and whether he was released from custody.