River Heights property-crime spree

Crime is on the rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Car theft, drugs, property theft, and property damage…the list goes on and on. More and more calls about robbery and break-ins coming to police every day. Sometimes criminals get away with what they did, but some cases get solved and arrests are made even months after the incident.

Two men are behind bars following the police investigation of a spate of property crimes in the River Heights neighborhood dating back to August.

River Heights residents have been vocal about the increase in property crime for months, and the two suspects are accused of more than a dozen break-and-enters and similar crimes throughout the area.

Criminals turn to break-ins to mailboxes, garages, storage trailers, and construction sites, as well as mail theft and attempts to sell stolen property.

A 23-year-old Jacob Alexander Barsalou and a 25-year-old Nathaniel Leigh Chepesky have both been charged with weapon possession, theft under $5,000, and 12 counts of possessing property obtained by crime.

Police put a lot of effort and manpower to fight the crime in our country to make our cities better and safer place to work and to live in.

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