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Calgary police arrest over a dozen people in crime crackdown

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Police say they’ve laid over 100 charges and seized four firearms in a recent crackdown on property crime. Tim Lee / Global News

CALGARY – Police say they’ve laid over 100 charges and seized four firearms in a recent crackdown on property crime.

The charges were laid between Sunday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 21. Officers arrested 15 people in connection to stolen vehicles, car prowling and residential break and enters.

Charges laid so far include:

  • 30 breach of court conditions charges
  • 27 weapons charges
  • 19 stolen property/theft-related charges
  • 15 drug charges
  • Eight vehicle theft-related charges
  • Four break and enter charges
  • Three proceeds of crime charges
  • One fraud charge
  • Two other various charges

Police have also seized a significant amount of property, including:

  • Three stolen trucks valued at a combined $76,500
  • Two stolen sport utility vehicles valued at a combined $73,000
  • One stolen compact car valued at $7,000
  • Marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, Oxycontin, and heroin valued at a combined $14,789.
  • $9,695 in Canadian currency
  • Three handguns
  • One rifle
  • One crossbow with arrows
  • One piece of body armor

Police launched the crackdown last week after discovering that vehicle thefts were up 76 per cent, car prowlings were up 60 per cent, and residential break-ins were up 31 per cent compared to the five-year average.

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Police are asking Calgarians to make sure you lock all vehicles, garage and house doors to help prevent property crime.