On Feb. 15, 2023, 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 $7,850.00. On the same day, the male suspect broke into a detached shed at a residence in Delburne and stole tools.
On Feb. 20, 2023, at approximately 3:52 a.m., 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 Feb. 26, 2023, the Delburne Gospel Church was broken into and various electronics were stolen. Police continued their investigation and, on Feb. 28, 2023, 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.
45-year-old Gerald Tonner, a resident of Delburne has been charged with the following:
- Break, enter and commit theft (x3)
- Fail to comply with undertaking (x3)
- Possession of ammunition contrary to prohibition order
Arrest warrants have been issued for Tonner.
Three Hills RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress dial 911. The 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.