Although violent crime in Calgary has seen a decline in recent years, property crime has not. Even the safest neighborhoods can be burgled at any time of the day or night with home break in’s and invasions on the rise.
On 25 October in 2012, a man wearing black pants and a black hoodie was seen entering a detached residential garage in Calgary. A witness says the 5’11” tall suspect was seen removing some ski equipment. Later that day another witness observed the suspect once again behind a truck in the same area. The man loaded items into a large black garbage bin and hauled them away.
Uninvited guests arrived at a birthday party on October 19 about 11:00 PM. The party was on Millview Bay S.W. After the group was turned away, they returned with more people armed with crowbars and bats. The gang of people turned aggressive towards the woman and her teenage son. A disturbance occurred with damaged outdoor decorations, physical assault, and broken windows on several cars.
The Calgary police are investigating a number of gunshots that were fired into a home in northwest Calgary. On October 17, 2012, shots were fired in Tuscany at around 3:45 AM. Although the man and two children who occupied the property were not injured, the house sustained damage that is consistent with the gunshots. At this time, there is no motive for the shooting.
A new home under construction was broken into between the hours of 12:00 PM on October 11, and 8:20 AM on Friday the 12. The offender stole a stove, refrigerator, glass cook top, and a microwave.
At 7:45 AM, a man entered a backyard and attempted to open a detached garage door that was locked. Frustrated, he walked into the patio area, removed, and took a garden ornament.
A woman was sleeping inside her home on September 25, 2012, when she woke up to find an unknown woman standing over her baby. When the suspect realized that the mother of the baby was in the room, she fled the scene.
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