Calgary, AB,
04
March
2016
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18:08
America/Denver

31 charges laid in Guns and Gangs Unit investigation

The Calgary Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit has laid 31 criminal code charges against seven individuals in relation to a search warrant that was executed earlier this week.

It is believed that at approximately 1:45 a.m., on Saturday Feb. 20, 2016, a serious assault occurred outside a business in the 4800 block of Macleod Trail S.W.

A short time later at approximately 3 a.m., police were called to a residence in the 0-100 block of Marthas Place N.E., for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found bullet holes in the front wall of the residence. Four residents were home at the time of the shooting, but were uninjured. It is believed that two vehicles fled the scene of this incident.

It is alleged that the shooting was a retaliation for the assault.

The CPS Guns and Gangs Unit continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the assault and the shooting, and more charges are expected. As part of the investigation, search warrants were executed on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, on a residence in the 500 block of Shore Drive in Delacour, AB, as well as on two vehicles. The following items were seized during the search warrant:

  • Two rifles
  • A pistol grip, pump action, shotgun
  • 14.8 grams of heroin
  • A stolen quad
  • Several stolen licence plates
  • A collapsible baton
  • Bearspray

The following individuals have been charged in relation to the search warrant. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Amanjot BRAR, 31, of no-fixed-address, has been charged with:

  • One count of possession of a controlled substance
  • Two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Two counts of careless storage of a firearm
  • Two counts of possession of stolen property
  • Two counts of breach of a recognizance
  • Five outstanding warrants.

He will next appear in court on Monday, March 7, 2016.

Rajvir GILL, 33, of no-fixed-address, has been charged with:

  • Two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Two counts of careless storage of a firearm
  • Five outstanding warrants

He will next appear in court on Monday, March 7, 2016.

Amritpal SANDHU, 23, of no-fixed-address, has been charged with:

  • Two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Two counts of careless storage of a firearm

He will next appear in court on Monday, March 7, 2016.

Navdeep TIWANA, 19, of Delacour, AB, has been charged with:

  • Possession of a restricted weapon
  • Possession of weapons dangerous to the public

He will next appear in court on Monday, March 7, 2016.

Harbinder TIWANA, 43, of Delacour, AB, has been charged with:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Possession of heroin
  • Possession of marijuana

He will next appear in court on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Harwinder TIWANA, 45, of Delacour, AB, has been charged with:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Possession of heroin
  • Possession of marijuana

She will next appear in court on Monday, March 7, 2016.

Charlene FOWLER, 43, of Calgary, has been charged with:

  • Five outstanding warrants

She will next appear in court on Friday, March 18, 2016.

CPS would like to thank the RCMP for their assistance in this investigation.

Investigators continue to encourage any citizens with information about a crime, or who have been the victim of a crime, to report it to police by calling 403-266-1234, or 9-1-1 for a crime in progress. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TEXT: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

TYPE: tttTIPS to 274637

Case# 16090166/3654