June 13, 2014 3:40 pm

Number of break-ins drops city wide, thanks to police warning

Calgary police have laid charges in more than a dozen break-ins in

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CALGARY- Two men face charges following a series of break-and-enters in Calgary.

On Monday afternoon, police were called to a home in Woodbine, where it appeared someone had gotten in through a side window. Officers arrested one man as he tried to get out through a back door.

Jeremiah Heavyrunner from Tsuu T’ina has since been charged in the case.

Afterwards, police learned another man had been inside the house, and a short time later another break-in happened in a nearby home and a vehicle was stolen.

On Tuesday, officers spotted the stolen vehicle, and it was stopped on 3A Street and 40 Ave. N.E.

27-year-old Vut Tha Kong of Calgary has since been charged, and it’s alleged he is also responsible for a break-in in Hawkwood.

Ever since issuing a warning about a rash of thefts across the city, there has been a 23 per cent decrease in home break-ins. The number of nighttime break-ins has dropped 21 per cent.

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