Three Hills RCMP have charged a man in relation to a series of break and enters in Delburne.
On Wednesday, February 15 at approximately 12:08 a.m., a male suspect broke into the Delburne Municipal Library and stole various electronics and other items believed to be worth $7,850.
On the same day, the male suspect broke into a detached shed at a residence in Delburne and stole tools.
At approximately 3:52 a.m. on Monday, February 20, the male suspect broke into a detached garage at a residence in Delburne and stole a bicycle. Police located the bicycle at a residence in Delburne and were able to recover it and return it to the owner.
On Sunday, February 26 the Delburne Gospel Church was broken into and various electronics were stolen. Police continued their investigation and, on Tuesday, February 28 executed a search warrant at the same residence where the stolen bicycle had been located.
Police located an item belonging to the Delburne Municipal Library and a projector belonging to the Delburne Gospel Church. Police also located clothing worn by the suspect during the break and enters.
Gerald Tonner, 45, of Delburne has been charged with three counts of break, enter and commit theft; three counts of fail to comply with an undertaking; possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.
Arrest warrants have been issued for Tonner.
Three Hills RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911.
Three Hills RCMP remains fully committed in building safer communities by working in partnership with our community as well as through investigative and enforcement efforts to achieve this goal.