Public tips lead to multiple RCMP arrests

Several suspected thiefs were arrested by police with the help of public tips

Advocate staff

Several men wanted by RCMP have been arrested in the last few days thanks to help from sharp-eyed civilians.

Police said a caller reporting suspicious activity last Friday morning in Eastview led to the arrest of a suspected burglar.

The call came in shortly before 9 a.m. and arriving police nabbed a suspect near the scene.

Investigating police found nine garages in a two-block area had been broken into in the area in just a few hours. Most of the stolen property was found stacked in an alley and returned to owners.

A 31-year-old man wanted on seven warrants was arrested. He is facing charges of break and enter, possession of drugs and numerous charges of not complying with court orders.

Two other men wanted on several warrants was arrested by police responding to a report of suspicious activity about 9 p.m on Nov. 10 downtown.

Police said staff in a main-floor business near 54th Street and 50th Avenue heard noises coming from the unoccupied suite above.

Two suspects wanted on warrants were arrested and are facing charges. A 45-year-old man is facing trespassing, possession of meth and possession of stolen property under $5,000.

His 33-year-old cohort was wanted on three warrants for assault and uttering threats.

A day earlier, a man was arrested after allegedly trying to open an account with stolen identification. A suspicious bank teller called police about 4 p.m. and a man wanted on four warrants for assault, forcible confinement and failing to appear in court.

Police recovered three pieces of identification that had come from a wallet stolen several months before. A 41-year-old man is facing charges of identity theft, fraud, resisting or obstructing a police officer, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and failing to imply with conditions of release.

Last Sunday, police caught a suspect red-handed after responding to a break-in in progress at Bad Ass Jacks on 67th Street near Taylor Drive.

When RCMP arrived about 5:30 a.m. a suspect was carrying a cash register and various food products out of the restaurant.

A 38-year-old man is facing charges of breaking and entering, theft under$5,000, possession of break-in tools and failing to comply with court orders.

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