Calgary, AB,

Man Charged with Nighttime Break-ins

The Calgary Police Service has charged a man in connection with three break-ins in the community of Killarney.

In August, the Service urged Calgarians to properly secure their homes and vehicles after a number of nighttime breaks-ins around the area.

Between Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, and Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, 10 break and enters were reported in the community. In all cases, the culprit gained access to residences through unlocked windows and doors, by removing screen windows, or through open overhead garage doors.

In all of the cases, residences were occupied at the time of the break-ins.

On Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, officers in District 2 arrested Ylli SIMNICA, 20, of Calgary, and charged him in connection with three of the Killarney break-ins. He also faces several weapons-related charges.

A search warrant was executed on SIMNICA’s home and numerous items were recovered in connection with the break-ins.

In one of the break-ins, several firearms were stolen. All of the weapons were recovered during the search warrant.

This investigation continues and further charges are possible.

Officers are currently going through the stolen items and contacting victims. Investigators are requesting anyone who was the victim of a car prowling in the Killarney area since Aug. 15, and has not yet called police, to please report it online at

The Service would like to remind Calgarians to stay vigilant and to secure their homes and vehicles throughout all hours of the day, regardless of residences being occupied.