Calgary, Alberta – After a three-month-long joint investigation between the Calgary Police Service and our partners into suspicious activity in southwest Calgary, multiple people were taken into custody and stolen property was seized.
In May of 2023, the Calgary Police Service and the Alberta Sheriffs’ Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit began an investigation into a residence in the 3100 block of 15 Avenue S.W., after activity consistent with drug trafficking was reported. There had also been multiple complaints from neighbours in the community regarding the residence.
On Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023, a search warrant was executed at the residence and eight individuals were taken into custody. Once inside, investigators located a hole cut through a basement wall leading to an adjoining property, as well as finding signs of forced entry into an additional property nearby. There were significant health hazards within the residences that presented challenges for investigators to safely enter the property.
Once inside the residences, investigators located an extensive amount of stolen property and seized:
Stolen identification documents
One high-powered Airsoft rifle
A small amount of crystal methamphetamine and anabolic steroids
With the help of The City of Calgary bylaw, a cat and several kittens located in the basement were also seized.
An Environmental Health Officer with the Alberta Health Services (AHS) is conducting an inspection to determine whether the residences will be condemned.
Timothy FARNEY, 47, of Calgary, has been charged with one count of careless storage of a firearm and one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm.
The investigation into the owners of the stolen items remains ongoing and further charges may be laid.
A total of twenty outstanding Criminal Code warrants were executed on the additional individuals located inside the residence.
“We would like to thank our partners at The City of Calgary, the Alberta Sheriffs and AHS for helping us address a significant residence of concern in the community,” says Sergeant Brennan Vanderwater of the Calgary Police Service. “Through the collaboration across not only the CPS but also with our policing partners, we were able to address the ongoing concerns and contribute to a greater sense of safety for the Calgarians living nearby.”
Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling police at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
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