Break and Enter - 1
Theft of Motor Vehicle – 6
Possession of Stolen Property obtained by Crime Over $5000.00 – 2
Possession of Stolen Property obtained by Crime Under $5000.00 – 0
Theft Under $5000.00 from Motor Vehicle – 3
Other Theft Under $5000 – 15
Other Theft Over $5000 – 2
Mischief – 3
Enrollments in the CAPTURE Program – 85
Police Files 2022-71088 and 2022-75317 Theft of Vehicle
During the early morning hours on January 18 and January 19 residents had vehicles stolen from their driveways. Residents of Marina Dr. and Cove Rise had left their vehicles running and unlocked, warming up before they left for work. In both cases these unsecured running vehicles were stolen and later recovered in Calgary. In the theft from Marina Dr. the vehicle was located by Calgary Police with a 36 year old male Calgary resident slumped over the driving wheel.
The RCMP will be initiating Operation Cold Start at the end of January to focus on thefts resulting from vehicles left idling. RCMP members will be proactively seeking out idling vehicles which have been left unattended and make contact with the owner to educate them on the risks associated with leaving their vehicles idling. Residents are encouraged to find ways to prevent the theft of their vehicles, which can include; Using a remote starter or remain in the vehicle as it warms up; Never leaving the keys in the vehicle and knowing that push button equipped vehicles can still be driven without the key present. If the RCMP Member cannot contact the owner, they will be leaving a pamphlet on the vehicle about these risks.
Police File 2022-62698 Robbery with a Firearm
On January 16, 2022 in the early morning hours, a Chestermere resident reported being robbed and then struck with a firearm. The resident reports they had met with a male to sell clothing and met near Lavender Link and West Creek Drive. During this transaction the suspect used a small revolver type handgun to strike the resident in the head and then stealing the clothing and the resident’s cell phone. The Chestermere RCMP attended to the resident and commenced their investigation. Through investigation an 18 year old Calgary resident was identified and arrested on January 21, 2022. The arrested male is being held for a bail hearing to appear in court for the allegations.
Police Files 2022-80616 and 2022-71675 Construction Site Thefts
On January 18 and 20 Chestermere RCMP received complaints of tools and materials being stolen from sites where there are homes under new construction. The contractors had left unsecured tools and materials and suspects took advantage of these easy targets. Luckily the items stolen January 18 were recovered a short distance away in the rear of a stolen U-Haul cube van that had broken down. Anyone with information on who left the van abandoned on Paradise Rd at the intersection of Marina Dr. are asked to call the detachment at 403-204-8777 and reference these files. If a witness wishes to remain anonymous they can call CrimeStoppers or report it online at 1-800-222-8477 or www.calgarycrimestoppers.org.
Welcome to S/Sgt. Kathy Klassen
“The detachment is very happy to acknowledge the arrival of our new Detachment Commander, Staff Sergeant Kathy Klassen,” said Sgt. STUBBS. “With the anticipated growth of the community and the need to put focus on youth engagement, S/Sgt. Klassen has arrived at an exciting time. In the few weeks I have worked with Kathy, I can see she has great energy and I believe she will be an asset to the policing efforts in the community that will help keep Chestermere the safest community in the Calgary Urban Area."