The community of Shaganappi remains a very safe place to live and play. Working with residents of the community, issues were identified in relation to homeless camps in the bow river valley (North of the Shaganappi Golf Course). A great deal of work was done in the late summer (2014) and early fall by several business units of the City of Calgary including Bylaw and the Calgary Police Service. Their combined efforts allowed for a better understanding of the scope of the issue, clean up and enforcement. These camps have been in place for many years and the lack of intervention, combined with the effects of the 2013 flood, the camps have increased in both frequency and size. There is a great deal of work that needs to be done in dealing with this issue. It is of course, a social problem first and foremost and social agencies like the Alpha House DOAP encampment team and Calgary Homeless Foundation have been involved dating back a number of years. The City of Calgary recognizes this and efforts continue to be made on referring these individuals to appropriate social agencies or resources. From an enforcement standpoint, there were limitations in accessing the area with current police resources. District Two will be re-implementing our Mountain Bike Unit this spring, to better address some of our recent crime trends. Ultimately, this will allow our officers better access to the impacted areas for a focused and sustained response. Residents of the community most impacted by the challenges of this issue, including vagrancy, property damage and theft, have worked closely with police to assist in the detection and deterrence of criminal behaviour believed to be associated to some of these individuals. The community has been our eyes and ears, and they play no small part in assisting us with our investigations. We continue to work with the city on clean up and encourage residents to use this area for their own lawful enjoyment. Please report suspicious activity to police and camp locations to 3-1-1.
Shaganappi did see an increase in break and enter activity in the later part of 2014. The increase was also evident in the community of Killarney (to the south). The Calgary Police Service made several arrests relating to these incidents. Our break and enter unit has been very busy investigating and has had great success in laying charges on the persons believed to be responsible. The combined efforts of members in District two has resulted in criminal charges and the recovery of tens of thousands of dollars in stolen property. Some of the break and enters took place to detached garages where high end bicycles were targeted. Others, were to insecure homes (windows and doors) where high value items including lap tops, cameras and other electronics were taken. Although the individuals believed to be responsible have been dealt with, residents are reminded to look out for one another and ensure garages, vehicles and homes are secure during the day and night. A concerning trend in other areas of the city has been the theft of garage door remotes from insecure vehicles, leading to the culprits entering the home via the overhead garage door.
I look forward to continuing to work with Shaganappi residents through their community association. I would also like to applaud the efforts of Phil Ivers and his work on your community association website. The level of information and communication that it allows for is unparalleled in this city. I routinely receive email alerts and comments of concern via my own subscription.
Steve Gallant #4247
Calgary Police Service
District 2 Zone 2 - Resource Officer
The City has asked us to provide RR parking permit information to residents. The letter from the Parking Authority can be found here: ParkingPermits.pdf
Current RR permits expire August 31, 2014.
A draft version of the proposed amendments for the 12th Avenue ARP can be found here: Potential Amendments for CPC.pdf
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When: Saturday, June 14, 2014
8:30 am: Registration with coffee & muffins
9 am to 12 pm: Workshop
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Late night on May 23 a resident on Sovereign Cr. called the police because while she was watching TV and happened to look out her window, she observed a tall man wearing shorts and a hoodie walking really fast towards 2308 (which is empty).
The man then went in the yard and was walking around the house. The resident turned on the lights in her house and watched the man who, after noticing the lights started walking away. When the resident asked him if she could help him, he didn't respond, just took off.
The police are now cruising around here looking for him.