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Crimes of the week


Published: May 28, 2015
File: 15-22

1. Homicide investigation
Case #15212373

The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is now investigating the shooting incident that occurred in 10300 block of Bonaventure Drive S.E.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, police were called to an office building due to gunshots being fired. One man was transported to hospital where he later died.

Two schools in the area were locked down as a precautionary measure while officers cleared the office building where the shooting occurred and searched the area for any further threats to public safety. Both schools have now been released and there is no evidence that children at those schools were in danger as a result of the incident.

Homicide detectives are now reviewing CCTV footage and interviewing a number of witnesses as part of their investigation. At this point, it does not appear that the shooting was random.

Anyone with information about the shooting who has not already spoken to police is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line 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
Case # 15212373/3828


2. Night time Break and Enter
Case #15207545 

At approximately 2:20 a.m., Sunday, May 24, 2015, police were called to a residence in the 400 block of Applewood Place S.E. following reports that a man entered the home through a window. 

Once inside, the man entered the master bedroom, waking a resident while rifling through a dresser. The man then approached the 49-year-old female with a knife and demanded the bracelet off her wrist. The woman gave the man her bracelet and he continued to search through her dresser and bedroom before taking her black leather purse and fleeing the residence. 

The man is described as black, 5’5” to 5’8” tall. He was wearing jeans, leather mid-calf style work boots and had the lower half of his face covered.
Images of a man believed connected to this investigation can be found on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

It is believed the man may have been on foot and investigators are asking anyone who may have CCTV in the area of Applewood Place to contact police. It is possible the suspect was captured on other video surveillance between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

Investigators believe this was a random attack, based on a crime of opportunity. The Calgary Police Service reminds residents to remain vigilant about securing their homes at night. Especially as the weather warms and windows are more likely to be left open. 

Anyone with information about this incident 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


3. Seeking Public Assistance - Suspicious Incident
Case #15203144 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance following a suspicious incident.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., on Thursday, May 21, 2015, police were called to a home in the 300 block of 15 Avenue N.E., for a report of a man who had approached a young boy playing in a backyard.

The child's mother heard a man's voice coming from the backyard and when she looked out the window, she saw the suspect speaking to her son and believed he was attempting to coax him off the property.

The woman quickly interrupted the interaction, grabbing the child and taking him back inside. The man left the area and officers were unable to locate him. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 5'10" tall, with a heavy build, brown hair and had a scruffy grey beard. He was wearing a black T-shirt and had a deep voice.

Anyone with information about this incident 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


4. Sexual Assault 
Case: #15198680 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance following a sexual assault.

At approximately 11:45 p.m., on Sunday, May 17, 2015, a woman was walking in the 200 block of Heritage Drive S.E. She noted that she was being followed closely by a male. The male struck her on the buttocks and yelled vulgarities at her while running away northbound toward the apartment complex located in the 0 to 100 block of Frobisher Blvd S.E.

The male is described as Aboriginal, in his 20s, 5’9” to 5’10” tall, and 150 lbs. He was wearing baggy clothing, a grey hooded sweatshirt and camouflage-print cargo pants.

Anyone with information about this incident 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: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


5. Robbery
Case #15192537 

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, at approximately 2:50 a.m., an unknown masked man entered the Mac’s store located at 4100 Marlborough Drive N.E. 

Once inside, the suspect brandished a weapon and demanded cash from the till. The clerk complied and placed the cash drawer on the counter. The suspect grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash and fled. 

During the robbery, a second masked man smashed the front glass window causing approximately $500.00 damage. 

Both suspects fled on foot towards the alley. 

The first suspect is described as Aboriginal or Asian, 5’5” tall with a heavy build, and balding. He was wearing a black bandana over his face, a red jacket, jeans, and white runners.
 
The second suspect was wearing a red hoodie. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Det. Dave Keagan at 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


6. Robbery Roll Job 
Case #15187723 

On Sunday, May 10, 2015, at approximately 6 p.m., a patron was waiting for a train at the Marlborough LRT station, located at 889 36 St. N.E., when he was approached by an unknown man. 

The suspect produced a weapon and told the victim that he would harm him if he did not hand over his cash and ‘Nike Air Force 1’ runners.  The victim complied and gave his runners and an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect. The suspect then boarded the #57 bus heading southbound on 36 St. N.E. 

The suspect is described as Aboriginal, 20 to 25 years old, 5’10” tall, with a heavy build and red hair cut in a Mohawk.  He also had tribal tattoos on his face and neck and was wearing a red baseball hat with the ‘Detroit Red Wings’ logo on front, a white shirt, red and white jacket, jeans, and black runners.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Cst. Charles Ehman at 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


7. Break In - Mr. Lube
Case # 15187955 

At approximately 10 p.m., on Sunday, May 10, 2015, an unknown man broke into the Mr. Lube located at 3807 Bow Trail S.W., by using a metal bar to break the glass on an overhead door. 

Once inside the suspect set off an audible alarm, however he quickly checked the empty cash register before running out of the business. Nothing was taken at this time. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, in his mid-thirties, 5’ 10” tall, weighing approximately 180 lbs., with a shaved head. He was wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and was carrying a large green back-pack.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Cst. Ylli Shala 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. Auto Theft 
Case’s #15193070 & 15190523 

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, at approximately 5:45 a.m., two unknown men entered the property of Automaxx South, located at 7395 11 St. S.E., and stole a power washer.
 
The culprit drove up to the west side of the building where the power washer was stored, loaded it into the back of the vehicle and drove away. 

The vehicle they were driving was a 1990’s, maroon, Jeep Grand Cherokee with a black rock deflector on the front hood, running boards along the body, black rims and a broken left tail light. This vehicle was also involved in a gas drive off and was bearing a stolen licence plate. 

The first suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 30 to 40 years old, clean shaven, with a medium build. He was wearing a black baseball cap, black jacket with a hood, black safety boots, blue jeans and a lime green safety harness. 

The second suspect is described as having a medium build and was wearing a black hooded jacket with a large “Genuine Harley Davidson Oil” logo on the back, and black jeans or pants. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Cst. Josef Chudy at 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. Residential Break In 
Case #15184208 

On Friday, May 8, 2015, at approximately 1:40 p.m., an unknown man and woman broke into a residence located in the 3700 block of 36 Ave. S.W., by prying open the back door of the residence. The home-owner was home at the time and encountered the offenders in the kitchen. 

The offenders fled the home and drove away in a newer model black SUV. 

The male suspect is described as Caucasian, 40 to 42 years old, 6’ tall, with tanned skin and blemishes. He had a muscular build, short spikey blonde hair, and was wearing a light coloured sweater, and jeans. 

The female suspect is described as Caucasian, 30 to 35 years old, tall, with long straight blonde hair. She was wearing a grey sweater, and jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Cst. Ylli Shala 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


10. Scrap Metal Theft 
Cases #15188333 & 15190389 

Between Tuesday, May 5 and Tuesday, May 12, 2015, an unknown man driving a white Chevrolet Truck, entered Integrity Signs located at 5555  51 Ave S.E. several times. 

In all incidences the offender loaded property from the business into his truck then drove away. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 45 to 55 years old with a medium build and shaggy hair. He was wearing a hoody, light pants and dark shoes. 

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Cst. Francis Zinn at 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


11. Jewelry Store Robbery
Case #15151662 

On Thursday, April 16, 2015 at approximately 2:45 p.m., an unknown man entered the Golden Touch Jewelers Ltd. located at 4637 Macleod Trail S.W., carrying a weapon and a black duffle bag. Once inside the suspect demanded that the clerk fill the duffle bag with jewelry and the clerk complied. 

The suspect then left the store with an undisclosed amount of jewelry.  

The suspect is described as 5’8” tall, weighing 170 to 195 lbs., and was approximately 20 to 40 years old. He was wearing a black balaclava, a ball cap, sunglasses, a black jacket, medium colored blue jeans and clean white Dockers or dress shoes. 

Anyone with information about this incident 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: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637