Airdrie, Alberta – Airdrie RCMP’s Crime Reduction Unit has charged a male with numerous break and enter charges stemming from a string of break-ins to 11 (eleven) Airdrie businesses.
Early in 2017, Airdrie began experiencing a series of break and enters to businesses that were similar in method of operation to break and enters occurring in Calgary. Airdrie RCMP’s Crime Reduction Unit began to liaise with the Calgary Police Service in a joint investigation. Similarities included: the break-in tool used by the suspect, cash boxes being targeted, video surveillance, and a specific vehicle being observed on scene. This led Police to identifying a person of interest in the crimes. In February of 2017, Calgary Police Service conducted a search warrant on the residence belonging to Michael William Kimber whom resided in Calgary at the time. Further evidence was gathered from the arrest of, and search of, Kimber’s residence which resulted in the additional 11 (eleven) charges of break and enter to Kimber by Airdrie RCMP.
35 year old Michael William Kimber of Airdrie is charged with:
- 6 counts of Breaking and Entering with Intent
- 5 counts of Breaking, Entering and Committing
Kimber was released by the Court on a Recognizance with strict conditions. He is scheduled to appear at the Provincial Court of Alberta in Airdrie on July 6, 2017.
Police file: 2017-56403 et al.