Calgary, AB,

Police arrest man wanted on warrants

The Calgary Police Service has arrested one individual wanted on warrants in relation to multiple auto thefts throughout the city.

Following the conclusion of an Economic Crimes Unit Auto Theft Team operation in April 2015, Tyler Timothy JOHN, 35, of Calgary, was wanted on warrants for one count of possession of stolen property over $5,000 and one count of trafficking stolen property over $5,000.

On Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at approximately 1:30 a.m., District 3 officers witnessed a man attempting to break into a vehicle located on 2 Street and 39 Avenue N.E. Police approached the man and took him into custody without incident. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the man had arrived at the scene in a separate stolen vehicle along with three other occupants. Police seized a 3-foot long machete from that vehicle. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

Thanks to the assistance of District 3, JOHN has also been charged with one count each of theft of a motor vehicle, attempting to commit an indictable offence, possession of break-in instruments, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and four counts of being unlawfully at large.

The Service continues to take vehicle thefts very seriously and encourages all citizens to report suspicious people they believe are committing, or are about to commit, a crime by calling 9-1-1.