On October 31st at approximately 8:48 a.m. Strathmore RCMP received a report of an intruder at an occupied residence in the hamlet of Conrich.
A man broke into a home through the basement door and fled when he noticed the home was occupied. RCMP responded immediately to search the area.
While RCMP was conducting the search, a second complaint came in saying there was a man matching the description of the intruder and that he was hiding between houses and jumping fences.
RCMP located the man who had taken off his sweater but otherwise, he matched the description provided. The man was later confirmed to be involved in the break-in through video surveillance footage.
When the RCMP searched the area near where the man was found they located a bag that contained identification and financial cards that did not belong to him, illicit Cannabis, and break-in tools.
The man was arrested and transported to the Strathmore Detachment for a bail hearing.
Once the suspect was in the cells, routine periodic checks revealed unusual items near the male, upon inspection, the RCMP found four different substances that he had concealed.
A quantity of what is believed to be methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $4,200, a quantity of Cannabis, approximately 100 tablets of an unknown drug, and another separate quantity of another six tablets of an unknown drug were recovered.
The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Tyler Reid last known to reside in Calgary, Reid was remanded into custody to appear at a later date on the following charges.
- Failure to comply with a condition of a release order X 22.
- Possession of break-in tools.
- Break and Enter.
- Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
- Unlawful possession of government documents X 2.
- Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
“Repeated apprehension of offenders is becoming more common. I would like to encourage our residents to continue being good neighbours and remain vigilant when it comes to out of place or suspicious activity. The presence of video surveillance and timely reporting of suspicious activity greatly assisted in locating the individual involved in this break-in and potentially prevented other crimes,” said Staff Sergeant Mark Wielgosz Detachment Commander Strathmore RCMP.
The investigation is ongoing, further charges may be added at a later date. At the time of his arrest, Reid was considered to be "at large", on a release order for 30 outstanding charges between seven investigations out of Calgary. Reid is designated as a prolific offender in Calgary.