COCHRANE— A duo has been arrested for an alleged string of break and enters and vehicle thefts in the Cochrane and Calgary areas.
Members of the Cochrane RCMP Crime Reduction and GIS units along with Calgary Police Service made two arrests last Thursday (May 14).
RCMP said Raymond Clarke, 27, of Calgary is charged with 62 offences, resulting from nine Calgary Police investigations and six RCMP investigations, while Mellisa Mills, 32, of Calgary is charged with 23 offences resulting from three Calgary Police investigations and four RCMP investigations.
Cochrane RCMP Corporal Troy Savinkoff said the arrests serve as a prime example of two police forces working together to combat inter-jurisdictional property crime offenders.
The Cochrane Crime Reduction Unit closely followed and covered multiple investigations for a month which attributed to Cochrane RCMP making the arrests. This includes a vehicle being stolen from the Willows subdivision on March 30, the break and enter of a parking garage and numerous vehicles in the Glenbow area on April 7, a vehicle stolen from Riverview on April 13, and a commercial compound break on in the Springbank area on May 4 which resulted in two vehicles being stolen.
"A tenacious investigation connected these two suspects to plethora of property crimes including, break and enters, stealing vehicles and other property, spanning from downtown and west Calgary to Cochrane," said Jodi Gach, staff sergeant with Calgary Police Service. "We know thieves don't stick to jurisdictional boundaries and we are grateful for the assistance of our partners at the RCMP in putting a stop to this prolific behaviour."