Calgary, AB,

Police recover sentimental items taken during break and enter

Today, we recovered some very sentimental items that were taken during a break and enter in northeast Calgary last week. A man and woman are now facing charges.

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, an unknown woman broke into a residence located in the 800 block of 19 Street N.E., through a basement window. While inside, the offender stole multiple items, including jewelry belonging to the owner’s deceased wife and military medals and memorabilia belonging to the owner’s deceased father. In addition, more than $40,000 worth of photography equipment was taken from the residence. The offender fled the residence in a stolen vehicle that had been parked in the alley.

Investigators searched the area for CCTV and through investigative techniques, were able to identify one offender. Police learned that the offender had also been staying at a northeast Calgary hotel, located in the 2700 block of Sunridge Way N.E.

As a result, early today, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, officers executed a search warrant inside the suspect’s hotel room and located a significant amount of the stolen property, including the wedding rings and military medals. Two individuals were arrested from the scene and have now been charged.

Jacqueline CHABAN, 39, of Calgary, has been charged with one count each of break and enter and possession of a controlled substance. CHABAN was also wanted on seven outstanding warrants.

Javier CACERES, 54, of Calgary, has been charged with one count each of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of a controlled substance.

The stolen property has since been returned to its rightful owner.

“This was fantastic work by our investigators to identify and locate suspects while they were still in possession of this stolen property,” says Acting Staff Sergeant Shelby Stewart of the CPS District 4 General Investigations Unit. “Break and enters continue to be a top concern for citizens, and sadly, many citizens can relate to the feeling of losing something with so much sentimental value. In this case, we were very glad to be able to reunite the victim with his property, just in time for the holidays.”

Case #22510886