Lethbridge Regional Police have charged a 39-year-old Calgary man in connection with six commercial break and enters in the city over the past few months.
On Feb. 14, 2015 members of the Lethbridge Regional Police Priority Crimes Unit, with assistance from the Medicine Hat Police Priority Street Crimes Unit, concluded a short-term investigation in relation to a series of commercial break and enters throughout southern Alberta. A 39-year-old man was subsequently arrested without incident in Lethbridge during a targeted traffic stop.
Following further investigation police located break-tools inside the vehicle and a subsequent search warrant at a southside home resulted in the seizure of property that had previously been reported stolen from a Lethbridge business on Feb. 13.
Kevin Sanford, 39, of Calgary (formerly of Lethbridge), is charged with six counts of commercial break, enter and theft in relation to six break-ins in Lethbridge that occurred between November 2014 and mid-February.
Sanford made his first court appearance Feb. 24.
Investigation is ongoing in relation to similar break and enters in other southern Alberta communities and additional charges are pending.
For media inquiries contact
Sgt. Mark Smallbones
Priority Crimes Unit
Lethbridge Regional Police