Shawnessy crime crackdown nets charges against 5 teens
Police operation addressed reports of theft and drug activity near shopping centre
Police say they continue to crack down on crime around the Shawnessy Shopping Centre in southwest Calgary.
The most recent investigation led to drug and theft charges being laid against five teenagers, police said.
From January until March this year officers responded to more than 95 complaints about “social disorder” — including theft and drug-related activity — in the area, police said.
Since the latest policing operation began in April, that number dropped to 57 complaints.
A similar crackdown in the same area last summer resulted in nine charges and 75 summonses being issued, police said.