The Cochrane RCMP have made an arrest in connection to several thefts in the Riversong neighbourhood.
Just before 5 am on Saturday, September, 26th, the RCMP received a call regarding a suspicious male in Cochrane's Riversong neighbourhood who was trying to gain entry into several parked vehicles.
After searching the area, RCMP located the suspect who was in the process of leaving the scene in a stolen vehicle. They then proceeded to arrest the man without incident.
It was later determined that the suspect had stolen items from several vehicles and dropped some of the stolen property in various yards as he rummaged through the neighbourhood.
Staff Sergeant Dave Brunner says that with the help of neighbours who connected in person and through social media, they were able to identify the affected property owners and return the valuable property to the rightful owners.
"This incident shows how Cochrane is a community where neighbours look out for each other," said Sergeant Brunner. "The communication between neighbours and the willingness to work with the police was essential to the successful outcome in this investigation".
Thirty-one-year-old Kyle Wade Kolhman of Calgary has been charged with sixteen offences, including:
- Fail to comply with a release order -two counts
- Fail to comply with probation - three counts
- Operate a conveyance while prohibited
- Possession of property obtained by crime
- Mischief - four counts
- Theft under $5000 - four counts
Following a Judicial Interim Release Hearing, Kohlman remains in police custody and he is scheduled to appear in Cochrane Provincial Court on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, to speak to bail.