Calgary, AB,

Guns seized from southwest Calgary residence

The Calgary Police Service has laid charges in connection with a Calgary Humane Society animal cruelty investigation.

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, the Calgary Police Service assisted the Calgary Humane Society (CHS) in executing a search warrant on a rural property located in the 8300 block of 150 Avenue S.W. CPS was called in to assist because of the size of the property and other safety concerns, including the possibility of weapons on the property. In order to protect the safety of the public and all law enforcement agencies involved, the CPS Tactical Unit led in the execution of the search warrant.

Investigators from the Centralized General Investigations Unit coordinated all resources involved, which also included members from District 8 patrol, the Forensic Crime Scene Unit and HAWCS.

Other partnering agencies included CHS, RCMP, Calgary Fire Department, EMS, Alberta Health Services – Environmental Public Health, Calgary Community Standards, Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service, City of Calgary Safety Response Unit, Alberta Environment and Parks, Environment Canada and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

As a result of items located during the search warrant, including 20 long rifles, CPS has laid charges. The investigation into other items located on the property is ongoing while the animal cruelty investigation remains with CHS.

Fred Albert BROKOP, 56, of Calgary, has been charged with one count of breach a court order and 15 weapons-related charges. He will next appear in court on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Police would like to thank all partners who assisted with this investigation.