Police Briefs – March 28

STATS: Feb. 19 – March 25

Break and Enter – 4
Theft of Motor Vehicle – 5
Possession of Stolen Property obtained by Crime Over $5000.00 – 3
Possession of Stolen Property obtained by Crime Under $5000.00 – 1
Theft Under $5000.00 from Motor Vehicle – 9
Other Theft Under $5000 – 2
Other Theft Over $5000 – 2
Mischief – 4
Enrollments in the CAPTURE Program – 90

RCMP working to identify suspects involved in string of thefts 

Between Feb. 11, and March 16, RCMP received reports of stolen or damaged items residents had in storage at the BlueBird Storage facility.

In two of the reported incidents, a vehicle was stolen. One of the stolen vehicles was recovered in Calgary and contained items stolen from an address in Airdrie. The other recovered stolen vehicle was found in the area of Rainbow Rd and Windermere Dr. 

The Chestermere RCMP are actively working with BlueBird Storage to identify suspects of these offences. 

“With the opening of Rainbow Rd, we have noted an increase in north and south traffic on Rainbow Rd and with the ease of access to the storage facility, criminally-minded offenders have more options on ways to flee once they commit an offence in the area of the storage unit,” Sgt Joe Stubbs said. “We are making efforts to increase patrols but with the ever-growing size of the community, we are experiencing some challenges to overcome in getting into all the new development areas while still providing quality policing services to the established neighbourhoods.”

Chestermere resident falls victim to scam 

On Match 10, the Chestermere RCMP received a report that a resident had been victimized in a scam.

The victim received a phone call from the suspect claiming to be their grandchild and needing bail money after being arrested. A second suspect stated that they were the police, and the victim needed to get $10,000 cash from the bank. 

The victim offered to take it to the court, but the suspect said that a courier would be arranged and then provided a code word for confirmation with the courier. 

After the phone call, the two suspects knocked on the victim’s door posing as the courier. They provided the pre-arranged codeword and the victim turned over the $10,000.00 cash. 

“The Chestermere RCMP want to assure all residents that there should never be any urgency in collecting bail money that would require an immediate cash withdrawal. Residents are encouraged to check with the Anti-Fraud Centre before parting with any money, to help protect themselves from becoming a victim,” Sgt Joe Stubbs said. 

RCMP seeking assistance in locating suspects involved in suspicious activity 

On March 25 in the early morning, a Crimson Lane resident reported a suspicious male going from vehicle to vehicle.

The suspect’s vehicle fled from the area in a white SUV. Nothing was reported stolen. 

Police later located a vehicle matching the description bogged down in the mud, in a field in the Chelsea developments area. The vehicle had been previously stolen in Calgary. 

“It is very clear the associated suspects needed to wade through a very large puddle of mud. We are asking for any residents that may have witnessed any person covered in mud or dripping wet in the area West Lakeview Dr,” Sgt. Joe Stubbs said.

Stubbs encouraged anyone with information on the suspects or home surveillance footage of the vehicle and suspects prowling in their neighbour to contact the Chestermere RCMP at 403-204-8900 or email KChestermereService@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

To remain anonymous residents can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at https://calgarycrimestoppers.org. 

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