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Crimes of the week


Published: December 18, 2014
File: 14-51

1. Homicide Investigation
Case #14492126

The Calgary Police Service continues to investigate a homicide that occurred earlier this week. 

At approximately 7:15 a.m., Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, police were called to the 5300 block of 5 Avenue S.E., for reports of a man found lying on a sidewalk suffering from stab wounds.

A man in his 30s was transported to hospital in serious life-threatening condition. He succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Although the autopsy is ongoing, the victim has been identified as Ronald ELEPANO, 34, of Calgary. 

This is the 29th homicide of 2014.

Although details are limited, at this time this does not appear to be a random attack. Detectives believe more than one person was involved; however, the descriptions are vague due to the time of day. 

Investigators continue to seek out anyone who may have information about the incident. They are 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


2. Seeking public assistance – Bank robbery
Case #14485697 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to help locate a man responsible for a bank robbery in the southwest.

At approximately 4 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, a lone man entered the CIBC located on the 100 block of Shawville Boulevard S.W. He waited in line for the next available teller and, once at the wicket, produced a robbery note demanding cash.

The victim complied and the suspect left the bank with an undisclosed quantity of cash.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 6’ tall, medium build and had a day’s growth of facial hair. He was wearing a black toque, prescription black-framed glasses, a black hoodie, black pants, running shoes.

Anyone with information about this robbery or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service Robbery Unit at 403-428-8787, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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


3. Seeking Public Assistance – Theft of High-End Handbags
Case # 14484951

 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in relation to the theft of numerous high-end handbags. 

At approximately 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, two men smashed the north facing glass window of Holt Renfrew, located at 510 8 Avenue S.W., gaining entry into the store. Once inside the store the men stole a number of Gucci and Louis Vuitton handbags. 

Damage to the store is estimated at $10,000. 

Anyone who may have recently purchased brand new, authentic Louis Vuitton or Gucci handbags for a considerable discount, is asked to contact police.

The pictures shown may be similar to some of the purses stolen. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to They are 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


4. Stabbing incident
Case #14486308 

The Calgary Police Service is asking for public assistance following a serious and random stabbing Wednesday night.

At approximately 11:40 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, a man and woman were sitting in a parked vehicle outside a home in the 0-100 block of Appleglen Park S.E., when they were approached by unknown man.

The stranger knocked on the driver’s window and after exchanging a few words, he stabbed the victim several times. Despite his injuries, the victim was able to drive away from the scene and make his way to a nearby hospital.

The male victim is currently in stable condition. His passenger was uninjured. Both are co-operating with detectives.

The suspect is described as being Caucasian, 30 to 35 years old, 6’ tall, with a medium build. He was clean-shaven, and was wearing dark clothing, including a baseball hat.
Investigators have yet to establish a motive for the attack and are asking anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the area to call 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


5. Serious assault
Case #14480891 

On Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 at approximately 3:30 a.m., three unknown culprits entered the McDonalds located at 5219 Falsbridge Gate N.E. Once inside the culprits observed the victim sitting at a table talking to him-self. They then walked over and started to shout at him and then began punching and kicking him repeatedly for several minutes before they fled. The victim suffered extensive facial injuries and head trauma as a result of this assault. 

The first suspect is described as an Asian male, approximately 20 to 25 years old, 5’6” tall, weighing 120 lbs., with brown eyes, and black hair. He was wearing a black winter coat, blue jeans and tennis shoes with blue white tip and white rim. 

The second suspect is described as an Asian male, approximately 20 to 25 years old, 5’7” tall, weighing 135 lbs., with brown eyes and a shaved head. He was wearing a white Raiders T-shirt, dark blue baggy pants and tan boots. 

The third suspect is described as an Asian male, approximately 20 to 25 years old, 5’7” tall, weighing 135 lbs., with brown eyes. He was wearing a black baseball cap backwards with white printing on the front, a grey sweatshirt, black jeans and runners. 

The three suspects entered the restaurant with a Female associate who attempted to stop the assault. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. James Salmon in 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


6. Assault with a weapon  
Case #14482003 

At approximately 11 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, two men and two women entered the BK Liquor Store located at 1630 37 St. S.W. When they completed their shopping they attended the point of purchase but the clerk refused to complete the transaction as not all of them could produce identification. The offenders became verbally abuse and left the store. A short time later the culprits returned to the store and pepper sprayed the clerk. 

The first suspect is described as a Caucasian, male, 20 to 25 years old, 5’ 8” tall, with dark brown hair. He was wearing a black jacket with hood, black Adidas pants, agold neck chain; black shoes with white trim and had a cut on his left thumb. 

The second suspect is described as a Caucasian, male, 20 to 25 years old, 6’ tall, with brown hair and beard. He was wearing a red and a black baseball cap with a bull on it, tan pants, red jacket with tan panels on chest and hood, and black shoes with white trim.
 
The third suspect is described as a Caucasian female, age 20 to 25, 5’ 6” tall, with brown hair. She was wearing glasses, a red toque, grey jacket with a hood, black pants and was carrying a black purse. 

The fourth suspect is described as a Caucasian female, age 20 to 25, 5’ 6” tall, with long brown hair. She was wearing blue jeans, a maroon American Eagle tan boots with fur tops, and was carrying a backpack and a black purse. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Dave Fehr 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


7. Garage Break in – Firearms stolen 
Case #14477209 

Sometime in the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, unknown culprits broke into a detached garage located on Braniff Place S.W.

During the break and enter the culprits smashed in the garage door and stole a number of firearms including a mare leg rifle similar to the one pictured above. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Kirk Harrison in the District 6 office at 403-428-6600, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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

 

8. Liquor store robbery
Case #14478804 

On Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at approximately 6 p.m., an unknown man entered the 7 Day Liquor store located at 4503 26 Ave S.E. Once inside, the suspect approached the counter and requested a bottle of liquor. 

When the clerk handed him the bottle, the suspect produced a weapon and demanded money. The clerk opened the cash drawer and the suspect grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash, before he fled the store. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 30 to 40 years old, 5’3” tall with a slim build. He was wearing a black hoodie, brown jacket, black pants, and black runners. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Det. Dave Keagan in the District 4 office at 403-428-6400, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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


9. 7-Eleven robbery
Case #14474903 

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at approximately 1:30 a.m., three unknown men entered the 7-Eleven located at 5320 8 Ave S.E. Once inside, one of the men attempted to walk behind the counter, but was blocked by the clerk. The man then lifted his jacket showed the clerk a weapon and threatened to use it if she did not move. 

The clerk backed away and the suspect rummaged through a drawer removing some cigarettes. Another clerk attempted to stop the suspect and a physical altercation ensued, resulting in the clerk getting punched in the face. The suspect then began grabbing lottery tickets, however, the clerk continued to stop the culprit. The culprit shoved the till to the ground before fleeing the store with the two other men he arrived with. 

The first suspect is described as Caucasian, 25 years old 5’10” tall with a medium build and brown hair. He was wearing a black hoodie under a red puffy winter jacket, a black and grey toque and blue jeans.

The second suspect is described as Caucasian, 25 years old, 5’10” tall with a medium build. He was wearing a yellow and dark blue winter jacket, a dark toque and blue jeans. 

The third suspect is described as Caucasian, wearing a pink and purple winter jacket.
  
Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Andrew Fleming in the District 4 office at 403-428-6400, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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


10. LRT assault
Case #14440950 

On Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at approximately 4:15 p.m., a male victim was riding on a north bound train when it arrived at the Southland station. 

When the victim tried to exit the train and unknown man was standing in the doorway and refused to let victim exit the train, causing him to miss his stop. The victim asked the suspect why he had done this and a short verbal altercation ensued followed by a pause as the train approached the Heritage station. 

When the train stopped at the station the suspect turned and punched the victim in the head then turned and fled the area. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. R. Schroeder in the District 4 office at 403-428-6600, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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


11. January 2014 hit-and-run continues to be investigated
Case #14037740 

The Calgary Police Service continues to investigate a hit-and-run collision from earlier this year that left one victim with long-term injuries.

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Ryan HARRIS was driving a 2005 Hyundai Accent with his son Nathan, in the passenger seat. They were on Anderson Road S.W., waiting to take a left-hand turn onto 14 Street S.W., when they were struck from behind by a Dodge Dakota, pushing their vehicle into the intersection.

The Hyundai ended up in the path of an oncoming Dodge Durango. The Dodge Durango collided with the right hand side of the Hyundai with both vehicles ending up on the median. Nathan HARRIS was transported to hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the Dodge Dakota failed to remain at the scene. He has since been identified and investigators are following up on leads. However, further evidence is needed that confirms he was at the scene.

If you may have witnessed the collision or know of the circumstances leading up to the collision, you are asked to contact the Calgary Police Service Traffic Section at 403-567-4000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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


12. Seeking Public Assistance - Bank Robbery
Case # 14121642 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to identify a man responsible for a bank robbery that occurred in April.

On Friday, April 4, 2014, at approximately 1:15 p.m., a man entered the RBC bank located in the community of Beddington. He approached the teller, produced a robbery note and demanded money. He then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No one was injured during the offence.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 25 years old, and weighing approximately 160 pounds. He was wearing a black baseball cap with a small logo, black sunglasses, black jacket with beige lining and a hood, black shirt with a white shirt underneath, blue jeans and black and white Adidas-style running shoes.

Photos of the person believed responsible for the incident is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service Robbery Unit at 403-428-8787or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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