A 35-year-old Calgary man is facing multiple charges after a series of break-and-enters over a three-month period.
The Cochrane Crime Reduction Unit (CRU), along with assistance from Southern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit (SAD CRU), investigated a series of high-end breaks and enters, which occurred in Rocky View County, and Foothills County.
Police identified Matthew Grouette, a resident of Calgary as a suspect and on November 16, Cochrane CRU, with the assistance of the Calgary Police, and the Southern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant at a Calgary residence. Two days later, a second search warrant was executed at a storage locker in Calgary.
Police recovered among other things, over $200,000 worth of stolen jewelry, stolen identity documents, stolen credit cards and passports, five firearms and ammunition, watches, designer clothing and bags, as well as a stolen Ducati motorcycle, a stolen Ford F-150 and a white Audi Q5 that was believed to have been used in all the break and enters.
He is charged with five counts of break and enter and theft, possession of stolen property obtained by crime over $5000, unauthorized possession of a firearm, three counts of breach of probation, and unsafe storage of a firearm
Grouette was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Cochrane Provincial court on November 29.