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Crimes of the week


Published: August 21, 2014
File: 14-34

1. Sexual assault investigation
Case #14316953 

The Calgary Police Service is investigating a report of a sexual assault in southeast Calgary.

On Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at approximately 4 a.m., CPS received a report of a sexual assault at a residence in the 6200 block of 17 Avenue S.E.

A woman in her early 20s was transported to a local hospital for examination, and later released.

It is believed this was not random, and involved two people who met prior to the incident.

Investigators have spoken to a number of people in an attempt to clarify the circumstances of the incident.

One person was taken into custody at the scene, but later released pending further investigation.

Officers continue to speak to potential witnesses as the investigation continues.
No charges have been laid at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Donna Daniels in the Sex Crimes Unit at 403-428-2211 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


2. Voyeurism 
Case #14313334 


On Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at 4 p.m., a woman was standing in the passenger door of a large truck parked in the 100 block of 8 Avenue, when an unknown man stood behind her and started taking pictures of her buttocks. 

Both the victim and a bystander noticed this and confronted the man, demanding he delete the photos. The suspect refused stating he could take any pictures he wanted in public and he could even sell them if he wished. 

The victim and witness continued to demand he delete the photos, so the suspect then left walking east on 8 Avenue S.W. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 50 to 60 years old, with grey hair and glasses. He was wearing a beige golf shirt, blue jeans, white runners and was carrying a red backpack. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Rob Geerds at the District 1 office at 403-428-6100, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


3. Groping on campus
Case #14311455 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in identifying a man wanted for a recent groping incident.

At approximately 6:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, an 18-year-old woman was walking through the east side of the University of Calgary campus when she was approached by a man.

The stranger grabbed the victim’s wrists and shoulders, forcibly hugging her several times and refusing to loosen his grip.

The victim was eventually able to get away from the man and approach a more populated area. The offender fled in the opposite direction. The incident was reported to police today, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at approximately 12 p.m.

The suspect is described as Asian, between 22 and 25 year old, 5’5” to 5’6” tall, with a slim build. He has black hair and brown eyes and had stubble on his face. At the time of the offence he was wearing a bright-green T-shirt and dark-coloured cargo shorts.

Anyone who may have any information is asked to call Det. Shawn Kangarloo in the District 2 office at 403-428-6200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

4. Break-in and boat theft
Case #14306811 

Between Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, and Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, unknown culprits entered the fenced compound occupied by the Hitch Shop located at 2512 26 St. N.E., by breaking the lock on the gate. Once inside the compound the culprits moved a 20’ flatbed trailer in order to gain access to a 2009 Chaparral Sunesta boat and trailer. The boat and trailer valued at $105,000.00 were then stolen from the compound.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Cst. Cory Tait at the District 5 office at 403-428-6500, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


5. Shoppers assault
Case #14294362 


On Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, an unknown woman was shopping at the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 5628 4 St. N.W., when she was observed concealing merchandise in her purse. When she was confronted, the suspect returned all of the stolen items but then became violent towards the store employee who witnessed the theft. The suspect assaulted the victim by slapping, pushing and sticking her thumb in her eye.
 
The suspect is described as Aboriginal, with a heavy build, brown hair and multiple scripture tattoos. She was carrying a gold purse and was wearing green contacts.   

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Rajnish Singh at the District 3 office at 403-428-6300, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


6. Tuscany parkade break-in
Case #14266312 


On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at approximately 3:30 a.m., two unknown men entered an underground parkade located on Tuscany Boulevard N.W., by forcing their way through an exterior man door. Once inside the offenders prowled numerous vehicles and storage lockers causing over $6,000 in damage. Numerous items were taken however the value is unknown at this time. 

The first suspect is described as Caucasian, 20 to 30 years of age, 5’ 7” tall, with a slim build and brown hair. He was wearing a grey and black baseball cap, black short-sleeved shirt, black Adidas pants with red writing, black runners with red trim, a silver wrist watch and a bracelet. 

The second suspect is described as 20 to 30 years of age, 6’ 0” tall, with a slim build and brown closely shaved hair. He was wearing a black hoodie with white writing, dark-coloured pants, black shoes and neon green gloves. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Dan Morgan at the District 2 office at 403-428-6200, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


7. Pool locker theft and credit card fraud 
Case #14257925 


On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, between 1:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., an unknown offender accessed a change room locker at the Foothills Municipal Pool located at 2915 24 Ave. N.W., and stole a wallet containing numerous credit cards and pieces of identification.

The credit cards were then used to purchase a pre-paid Visa and several Petro Canada gas cards from the Staples store located at 3625 Shaganappi Trail N.W., approximately 45 minutes later. The total value of the pre-paid Visa and the Petro Canada cards was $1288.54.

The suspect is described as Caucasian wearing a dark-coloured cowboy hat and short-sleeved plaid shirt. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Dannie Morgan at the District 2 office at 403-428-6200, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


8. House break-in
Case #14250078 

On Saturday, July 5, 2014, just after midnight, a homeowner living on 14 Street S.W., was in his home when he heard noises at his bedroom window. When he looked outside he saw an unknown man attempting to enter his residence by cutting the window screen. When the victim yelled, the offender ran off. 

The offender is described as Caucasian, 5’8 to 6’0 tall and was carrying a black backpack. 

Later that same evening, the suspect returned to the area wearing different clothing. On this occasion he was with a second male (not pictured). The two males were observed entering the parkade and rummaging through a garbage and storage room, however it is unknown if anything was taken. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Scott Mondeville at the District 1 office at 403-428-6100, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


9. Seeking additional witnesses in 2013 homicide

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to identify two individuals who may have information in relation to a deadly assault that occurred in November 2013.

The assault took place at approximately 2:45 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in the 200 block of 10 Avenue S.W., and led to the death of 18-year-old Lukas STRASSER-HIRD.

It is believed the victim was involved in two altercations prior to his death. Following the first incident, the victim and his associates were separated from the situation, but a short time later the groups re-engaged outside a downtown bar.

Several people have already been charged in connection with this homicide.

Investigators are now looking to identify two individuals who are believed to have information about the homicide. The individuals may have left in a white import car, possibly a Mitsubishi Lancer. A photograph and video of the potential witnesses are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

As the investigation is ongoing, detectives continue to ask witnesses to come forward and for any related photographs and videos to be made available. Any related photographs or videos can be sent to homicidetips@calgarypolice.ca. Alternatively, photographs can be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers using their online tips form at www.calgarycrimestoppers.org.

Anyone who submits a video or photograph is asked to provide as much detail as possible, including who took it and at what time, date and location.

Detectives would like to thank the media and public for their continued assistance with this investigation.

Anyone with information about the identity of these individuals or about this case is asked to call police at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


Who am I?

The photos below are of individuals who may have information relating to various shoplifting, theft, gas drive-offs, property damage, and/or fraud-related activities taking place around the city. If you can identify any of these individuals, please call Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

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