Man faces 100 charges related to rural break-ins
A Calgary man faces more than 100 charges after police uncovered stolen property believed to be related to rural break-ins, including guns and sports equipment.
Calgary Police took a 29-year-old man driving a stolen vehicle into custody last month. Search warrants in residences associated with the man turned up hundreds of items police believe were stolen during break-ins in the rural areas around Strathmore and Okotoks. Those included jewellery, tools, concert tickets, sports equipment and guns.
"We believe some of these rural break and enters date back to November of 2013. Anyone who believes their property may be involved should contact their local RCMP detachment with a detailed list of property that was taken," said Staff Sgt. Robert Rutledge.
The man has been charged with possessing stolen property under $5,000, possessing body armour without a permit, 31 counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, 31 counts of possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order, 31 counts of possession of a weapon obtained by crime, and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon.
Police say the investigation continues and further charges are pending.