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Northwest Calgary 'drug house' shuttered by Alberta Sheriffs until Nov. 1

The house drew complaints about weapons, noise, disturbances and stolen vehicles, according to a SCAN media release issued Tuesday afternoon.

Police visited Cambrian Heights property 32 times in just over 2 years

The house at 204 Cardiff Drive N.W. and will be closed for 90 days following multiple complaints. It was the scene of a shooting in June. (Supplied by SCAN)

A court order has shuttered a northwest Calgary home for 90 days after a slew of complaints to police prompted an investigation.

The property, located at 204 Cardiff Drive N.W., was visited on 32 occasions by the Calgary Police Service between January 2018 and February 2020. 

The repeated visits were in response to complaints about weapons, noise, disturbances and stolen vehicles, according to a news release issued Tuesday by Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN).

The Cambrian Heights home has now been boarded up and the locks have been changed under the terms of the court order, which was obtained by the SCAN unit of the Alberta Sheriffs. A fence surrounding the property has also been put up.

The measures will remain in place until Nov. 1.

Gunshots, wounding prompted investigation: SCAN

In June 2020, CPS responded to reports of multiple gunshots at the property that left bullet holes in a neighbouring house, the release said. A person at the scene sustained a bullet wound that required hospital treatment.

During surveillance of the home over a period of days, SCAN investigators observed multiple drug transactions. They saw several people attending the property. Many of the residents had extensive records for violence, according to the release.

SCAN investigators then obtained a community safety order in July.

"Left unchecked, criminality can disrupt the peace within an entire otherwise law-abiding community," Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer was quoted as saying in the release. "Thanks to the SCAN unit, a regular source of violence and disorder within this neighbourhood has now been shut down."

The homeowner will have access to the property to conduct repairs.  

The court order bars the homeowner's son — who lived at the property and allegedly had been renting it out — and several others from the property.

The property will remain under supervision until July 20, 2021.

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