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Man and woman face 85 charges in vehicle theft ring

Last Updated May 21, 2020 at 10:46 am MDT

An Alberta RCMP cruiser. (PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Two Calgarians face over 80 charges after police busted a crime spree.

Last Thursday, Calgary police and Cochrane RCMP arrested a man and woman for a string of break and enters and vehicle thefts in Calgary and Cochrane.

“This investigation is a prime example of our two police forces working together to combat inter-jurisdictional property crime offenders,” said Cpl. Savinkoff, Cochrane RCMP.

“A tenacious investigation connected these two suspects to a plethora of property crime files including break and enters, stealing vehicles and other property, spanning from downtown and west Calgary to Cochrane,” said S/Sgt, Jodi Gach with Calgary police.

“We know thieves don’t stick to jurisdictional boundaries and we are grateful for the assistance of our partners at the RCMP in putting a stop to this prolific behaviour.”

The arrests conclude a month-long project by the Cochrane Crime Reduction Unit which investigated several stolen vehicles and a break-in at a parking garage.

Raymond Clarke, 27, of Calgary, faces 62 charges while Melissa Mills, 32, of Calgary, is charged with 23 offences.