Calgary, AB,

Police lay charges in series of break and enters and look to return stolen property

We recently charged a man in connection to a series of residential break and enters that occurred in the spring of 2023. We are also looking to reunite pieces of stolen jewelry that were seized by police during the investigation to the rightful owners.

Between Thursday, April 6 and Wednesday, May 3, 2023, it is believed an unknown man broke into several homes located throughout the city and stole various pieces of jewelry from the victims.

Police launched an investigation and on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, a search warrant was executed at two northwest residences. One warrant was executed in the 0-100 block of Berkley Place N.W., and another in the 100 block of Bermuda Lane N.W., resulting in several items being seized by police.

On Saturday, May 6, 2023, we arrested and charged 36-year-old Brian Josh JOHNSON with:

·         Four counts of break and enter

·         Three counts of break and enter intent

·         Five counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000

·         Three counts of failing to comply with a release order

·         19 traffic safety act violations

JOHNSON will next appear in court on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.

Police are looking to return the stolen items to their rightful owners. We have photos of several unique pieces of jewelry on the CPS Facebook page. If you believe you are the rightful owner of the recovered jewelry, contact the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234.

When we recover stolen property, we always do our best to identify rightful owners, however in many cases, victims may not have reported the stolen property to police. To ensure your property is returned to you in the event it is lost or stolen, the Calgary Police Service encourages citizens to:

·         Have a record of your property, including identifying marks and serial numbers.

·         Always report the theft to police and provide specific information about each item stolen.

·         Stolen property can be reported online, at any district office, or by calling the non-emergency line.

Anyone with information about this, or similar incidents, is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


APP: P3 Tips

Case# CA23183892/5316