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Suspect charged in home invasions and thefts; Calgary police looking to return stolen items

Calgary police arrested a man who is suspected of committing various counts of breaking and entering along with theft.

On Saturday, May 6, 2023, police arrested 36-year-old Brian Josh Johnson.

Between April 6 and May 3, 2023, an unknown man was believed to have broken into several homes throughout the city and stolen multiple pieces of jewelry from the victims.

Police launched an investigation on April 18, 2023. A search warrant was issued and executed at two northwest residences. Multiple items were seized by the police.

Johnson is currently being charged with:

  •  Four counts of break and enter
  • Three counts of intent to break and enter
  • Five counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000
  •  Three counts of failing to comply with a release order
  • 19 traffic safety act violations

Johnson will appear in court on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.

Back to the rightful owners

Calgary Police Service is looking to return the stolen items back to their rightful owners. However, victims may not have reported the thefts. To combat this and to make sure that the items are returned to the right owner, CPS is asking residents to provide records of the property, such as serial numbers and identifying marks.

If a similar situation occurs in the future, residents are asked to report the thefts to the police and provide specific information regarding the stolen items.

A few of the stolen jewelry items looking to be returned, June 1, 2023. CONTRIBUTED BY CALGARY POLICE

Anyone with information regarding these thefts, stolen items, or similar situations, is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Any information can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through their website or at 1-800-222-8477.

If you believe to be the rightful owner of any of these stolen items, please contact the police through the non-emergency line.

You can find more information regarding the stolen jewelry here.