Calgary police bust crime ring behind 25 residential break-ins

FILE: Calgary police scene tape. File / Global News

After a month-long investigation, Calgary police have made what they call significant arrests in a crime ring responsible for more than two dozen residential break and enters.

In mid-April, officers identified 25 separate break-ins at homes in and around Calgary that they believed were committed by one group of people between March 13 and April 11.

Investigators also believed the group was behind five commercial break and enters at rental car agencies in which vehicles were stolen.

During the investigation, several of the suspects committed another residential break-in at a home in McKenzie Lake on May 12.

A vehicle, thought to have been stolen in a previous break and enter, was seen leaving the scene and then found at a residence in Marlborough. The occupants of the vehicle at the house were taken into custody.

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On May 13, a search warrant was executed on that home with the help of the tactical unit.

Police seized the following items:

  • A stolen white 2016 Ford Fusion
  • A stolen white 2015 Nissan Titan
  • A sawed-off double barrel shotgun
  • A stolen gun safe that had been emptied
  • Numerous stolen license plates
  • Stolen jewelry, cameras, four high-end mountain bikes, numerous laptops and electronics, watches and a Sentry safe

The stolen property is estimated to be worth $80,000.

A total of nine criminal charges were laid against three people, and 23 outstanding warrants were executed.

  • Adam Stewart Young, 33, of Calgary, has been charged with three counts of break and enter, two counts of possession of stolen property and nine outstanding warrants
  • Brian Robert Blais, 33, of Calgary, has been charged with one count each of break and enter and possession of stolen property.
  • Clayton Wade Chief, also known as Clayton Wade McKay, 33, of Calgary, has been charged with one count of break and enter, one count of possession of stolen property, and five outstanding warrants.
  • Alanna Hauck, 29, of Calgary, was arrested on nine outstanding criminal warrants.

Police said the investigation is ongoing, and more charges are expected.

Investigators are working to return the stolen property to the rightful owners. If you’ve had property stolen, you should file a police report online including a description and serial numbers so police can contact you if it’s recovered.


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