$10,000 worth of smartphones stolen, Calgary man to appear in court

A Calgary man was set to appear in court today charged with stealing about $10,000 worth of smartphones in Olds and two British Columbia communities.

A Calgary man was set to appear in court today charged with stealing about $10,000 worth of smartphones in Olds and two British Columbia communities.

Nikolas Andrew Jaciw, 25, was set to make his first appearance in Okotoks provincial court after he was arrested on Aug. 21 in Turner Valley.

Cpl. Allen Busch of Turner Valley RCMP said they stopped a vehicle on Sunday on a complaint of an erratic driver.

Police recovered $10,000 worth of smartphones that had been reported stolen in Olds, Cranbrook, B.C. and Sparwood, B.C.

Jaciw is charged with possession of stolen property valued at more than $5,000, possession of break-in instruments and four counts of failing to comply with court conditions.

A smartphone is a high-end mobile phone that combines the functions of a personal digital assistant and a mobile phone. Today’s models also serve as portable media players and camera phones with high-resolution touchscreens and browsers that can access the Internet and properly display standard web pages.