During the week of November 5th to 10th, 2013 there were five residential break and enters along West Chestermere Drive, on Aspenmere Place and the Hawkmere Road areas of Chestermere, Alberta. The culprit(s) forced entry into the residences during the day time periods when the occupants were not home. Stolen primarily were small electronics and jewelry.
One suspect has since been identified and arrested. The arrested suspect, a 21 year old male resident from Chestermere was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Strathmore Provincial Court for a number of criminal charges including break and enter into the residences. It appears a significant contributing factor to the break and enters is a drug addiction. The local residential break and enters have since ended subsequent to the arrest and remanding of this suspect.
Some of the stolen property has been recovered from Calgary based pawn shops. The victims are being contacted to confirm ownership and to make arrangements to return this property.
If anyone has any information in this crime or any other please contact the Chestermere RCMP at (403) 204-8777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or through the internet at www.tipsubmit.com. Crime stoppers will pay cash rewards up to $2000.00 for information that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property or seizure of illegal drugs. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.
Male Shot in Face – Strathmore,Alberta
On Tuesday morning, November 12th, 2013 at approximately 5:35 a.m. the Strathmore RCMP received a 911 complaint of a male that had been shot in the face. The victim advised he was in the Wrangler Park Industrial area, a rural patrol area of Strathmore Detachment.
Members attended the location along with Emergency Medical Services (ambulance) and located the lone male victim. The victim had been shot in the face with what appeared to be a pellet gun. The victim was released by EMS and taken to hospital by the RCMP. The victim received injuries to his face but these injuries are not considered life threatening.
The suspect was located and arrested without incident by the Strathmore RCMP officers. Due to the proximity to the City of Calgary and the Town of Chestermere officers from both these jurisdictions attended to the Wrangler Industrial Park area to assist Strathmore Detachment members on the initial call.
The aggravating situation that caused this incident to escalate to a violent confrontation was believed to be from a road rage incident that occurred in Calgary just a few minutes earlier.
Strathmore RCMP continue to investigate this incident with the assistance of the Calgary and Strathmore General Investigation Sections and the Calgary Forensic Investigation Section.
Subsequent to their investigation of this incident the Strathmore RCMP have charged Cailean Todd Roche, 25 years of age from Calgary, Alta. with the following offences: Aggravated Assault, Unlawfully Pointing a Firearm, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and two counts of Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace.
Cailean Todd Roche is set to appear in Court on Dec. 3, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in Strathmore, Alberta