Three slumbering Calgarians have been arrested in connection with vehicle thefts, drug possession and recent home break-ins in the southwest.
On Tuesday, at roughly 9:00 a.m., police responded to the 300 block of Sudbury Avenue S.W., in the neighbourhood of Scarboro, following reports of two suspicious vehicles parked on the street.
Officers approached a Mercedes ML350 SUV and discovered three people sleeping inside. Police determined the SUV, as well as a Cadillac Escalade parked nearby, had been reported stolen early Tuesday morning.
The three suspects were unceremoniously stirred from their sleep and arrested. A search of the SUV yielded an undisclosed amount of drugs as well as property stolen during recent residential break-ins in the communities of Patterson, Strathcona and Coach Hill. In the break-and-enters, the thieves allegedly gained access to the homes through unlocked doors or by swiping unsecured garage door openers.
In connection with the ongoing investigation, three Calgarians face charges:
- Trey Wylie, 22 years old
- Savannah Schmitke, 20 years old
- Justin Dannewald-Stern, 18 years old
The charges are related to break and enters and the possession of cocaine and methamphetamine.
The Calgary Police Service reminds the public to be vigilant with the locking of vehicles and recommends removing garage door openers from unoccupied vehicles.