Calgary, AB,
08
October
2015
|
17:23
America/Denver

More Than 200 Weapons Seized From Northeast Home

Due to recent violence in the city’s northeast, a lengthy investigation was launched into the fencing of stolen property where weapons and household items – ranging from tools to sunglasses – were being traded for drugs.

The arrests of three people in connection with this operation, as well as the seizure of more than 200 weapons, is part of a larger commitment by the Calgary Police Service to target violent offenders and stem criminal activity in the area.

In August 2015, the District 5 Operations Team entered into an investigation following suspicious activity at a home in the 0-100 block of Pinelore Place N.E. Following an intensive investigation, police executed a search warrant on the home on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, and found large amounts of stolen property, cash, drugs and multiple weapons.

Some of the items seized include:

  • Four modified shotguns – two loaded – with various ammunition
  • 20+ replica firearms
  • Four compound bows and one crossbow
  • 194 edged weapons, ranging from sharpened swords to throwing knives
  • Approximately $50,000 in stolen tools
  • Various amounts of marijuana and cocaine

It is believed the location was being used as a “fence house” where stolen property was being traded for narcotics – mainly marijuana and cocaine.

Due to the large volume of stolen items, it took several days for officers to sort and catalog the property.

Charged in connection with this file are Tanner Ray LANG, 32, Jan-Anne Marie AUGUST, 24, and Mark Lee GARDNER, 41. Each faces multiple stolen property, drugs and weapons-related offences.

Officers have begun the long and arduous process of attempting to return the stolen items to their rightful owners.

Media advisory to follow