Cochrane RCMP investigate break and enter to residence - Update

December 14, 2022
Cochrane, Alberta

News release

On Nov. 27, 2022, suspects broke into a home in Cochrane and stole an RCMP badge and two vehicles. One vehicle was recovered and one vehicle is outstanding. Cochrane Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) took carriage of the investigation and with assistance from Calgary Police Service Auto Theft Team, identified one of the male suspects involved in the break, enter and theft. Another suspect has also been identified and is currently wanted on outstanding warrants.

On Dec. 13, 2022, a 23-year-old individual, a resident of Strathmore, Alta., was arrested by Calgary Police in a stolen vehicle. Cochrane CRU assisted in this investigation and were able to recover the stolen RCMP Badge.

The 23-year-old individual has been charged with the following offences in relation to the Cochrane investigation:

  • Break and enter
  • Possession of stolen property (x2)
  • Theft over $5000
  • Fail to comply with conditions

After a judicial interim hearing, the 23-year-old individual was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Cochrane provincial court on Jan. 3, 2023.

A 30-year-old individual, a resident of Calgary, has been charged with two counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 and a warrant has been issued for their arrest. Anyone with information on the 30-year-old individual's location is asked to contact the Cochrane RCMP or Crime Stoppers.


Nov. 27, 2022

Cochrane RCMP investigate break and enter to residence

On Nov. 27, 2022, at approximately 4:15 a.m., four suspects were involved in a break-in to a residence in the Rivercrest Blvd. area of Cochrane.

Residential door bell cameras captured a male approaching the front door of the residence, and gain entry to the main floor of the home. This suspect left with a family bag, keys to the victim's vehicles, personal effects in the bag and RCMP Police Identification.

A second video over the driveway captures two additional suspects coming from a waiting SUV down the street. The three suspects enter the victim's vehicles in the driveway and fled. Upon police arrival, it was determined that the residence had been entered unlawfully.

Suspect 1:

  • Male
  • 5 feet 6 inches – 5 feet 10 inches tall
  • 170 – 185 pounds
  • Fair skin complexion
  • Wearing a Gucci Hoodie, a watch with a large circular face, dark thick framed glasses and black bandana covering the lower part of his face.
  • White running shoes with black laces and blue jeans
  • Suspect held a small flash light in his left hand.
  • This suspect entered the front door of the residence, then fled driving the victims Dodge Ram truck

Suspect 2:

  • Male
  • 5 feet 6 inches – 5 feet 8 inches tall
  • 160 – 175 pounds
  • Wearing a wind breaker coat with the hood up over a baseball cap
  • Draping a should pack over their chest and a back pack over his back
  • This suspect entered the victims Kia Telluride SUV and fled

Suspect 3:

  • Male
  • 5 feet 8 inches – 5 feet 10 inches tall
  • 160 – 175 pounds
  • Wearing black sweater with hood and face mask
  • This suspect entered the passenger side of the victim's Dodge Ram and fled with suspect 1.

Police are seeking the public's assistance in recovering and identifying the suspects involved in this theft. The victim's vehicles are described as a Black 2019 Dodge Ram, Alberta license plate BCJ3641, a Grey 2022 Kia Telluride, Alberta license plate BXZ5040 and a gold plated RCMP crested badge with employee identification.

Cochrane RCMP have no reason to believe this was a targeted event or that the thieves knew a police identification and badge would be in the victim's personal effects. RCMP are aware that with this identification in the hands of criminals it could be used to impersonate an RCMP officer. Citizens are reminded that they can request identification from anyone identifying themselves as a police officer and can also call the police non-emergency number to confirm an officer's identity.

If you have any information regarding this break and enter, or can identify the suspects, please contact Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000, or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.


Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations

Date modified: