Cochrane, Alberta – Just before 5:00 am on Saturday, September, 26th, Cochrane RCMP received a call of a suspicious male in the Riversong neighbourhood. The male had a backpack and appeared to be trying to gain entry to parked vehicles. RCMP searched the area and located the suspect as he was about to leave in a stolen vehicle. The suspect was arrested without incident.
As the investigation unfolded, it was determined that the suspect had stolen items from several vehicles. He dropped some of the stolen property in various yards as he rummaged through the neighbourhood. Extraordinary communication took place between neighbours who connected in person and through social media which enabled police to identify the affected property owners, and return valuable property to the rightful owners.
“This incident shows how Cochrane is a community where neighbours look out for each other. ” said Cochrane RCMP Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant Dave Brunner. “The communication between neighbours and the willingness to work with the police was essential to the successful outcome in this investigation”.
Kyle Wade KOHLMAN, 31, of Calgary, was charged with sixteen offences, including:
Fail to comply with a release order – two counts;
Fail to comply with probation – three counts;
Operate a conveyance while prohibited;
Possession of property obtained by crime;
Mischief – four counts; and
Theft under $5000 – four counts.
Following a Judicial Interim Release Hearing, KOHLMAN remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Cochrane Provincial Court on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, to speak to bail.
RCMP File 2020-1416110
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