Calgary Police have laid charges against four people in connection to a home invasion in the community of Martindale on Jan. 2, which also involved the discharge of a firearm.
Lane Cole Zimmer, 27, Sean Richard Dansereau, 42, and Robert Douglas Settee, 35, have been charged with multiple firearm offences including break and enter with a firearm, careless use of a firearm, and possession of a weapon obtained by crime.
Zoe Adeline MacDuff, 22, has also been charged with multiple firearm-related offences.
Police said that multiple suspects were identified after a 3:30 pm daylight break and enter into a home on the 200 block of Martindale Boulevard NE.
The suspects were alleged to have assaulted the residents of the home with a pistol and robbed them of multiple items.
During that break-and-enter, a pistol was also allegedly fired. One of the residents was treated for minor injuries at the home.
“In this incident, the victim was extremely lucky to have escaped with only minor injuries,” said Acting Staff Sergeant Shelby Steward of the Calgary Police Service District 4 General Investigations Unit.
“The reckless and unlawful use of firearms in our communities creates significant concern for all Calgarians and we are committed to using our resources to identify and charge those responsible.”
Police arrested two of the suspects on January 3 while in possession of a stolen vehicle at a residence at the 100 block of Applewood Crescent SE.
During that search, police recovered a 12-gauge shotgun, a short-barreled shotgun, and a crossbow.
A search warrant executed on Jan. 7 led to the arrest of more of the suspects in the home invasion. During that search, police recovered a 3D printed revolver, multiple types of ammunition, crossbows, and a compound bow. Police also seized a small amount of methamphetamine and cocaine.
The Calgary Police Service said that addressing gun violence continues to be a priority for the service, and relies on the cooperation of the community.
Anyone with information in relation to any of the incidents is asked to call police at 403-266-1234, or submit tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers.