The Calgary Police announced Tuesday that they have arrested a man with fresh charges in connection with a break and enter incident in Downtown.
According to a statement released by Calgary Police, the police have previously issued more than 100 warrants for the arrest of the suspect in connection with various crimes.
“On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, a break and enter occurred at an apartment building in the 600 block of Eighth Street S.W. The suspect broke into a lockbox to steal master keys to the building, which he used to access the mail room. A suspect was identified by investigators who then sought a warrant for his arrest,” the statement said.
“On Saturday, May 22, 2021, the suspect was arrested in northwest Calgary,” the statement said, adding that Justin Taylor HARTLAND, 38, was arrested on more than 100 warrants for fraud and property offences dating back to 2018, in addition to numerous breaches of conditions.
According to Calgary Police, in addition, he has been charged with break and enter, and two counts of failing to abide by release order conditions for the March 24 offence. He remains in custody and will next appear in court on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
Staff Sergeant Kurt Jacobs, District 1 General Investigations Unit said “Property crime offences are not victimless crimes; they affect our citizens’ sense of safety in our communities. Criminal behaviour that targets dozens of innocent victims is problematic and must be dealt with. Our analysts work hard to identify property-crime trends and associated suspects that can then be located and charged. We are committed to continuing to do our part to ensure Calgary is a safe city.”