A Winnipeg man was arrested in connection with 69 burglary-related offenses totaling more than $130,000 in property stolen between January and September, police say.
More than a dozen residences in the southwest area of the city, as well as the southeast and William Whyte neighborhoods, were victims.
Four residences, three garages and a dozen vehicles were broken into, police said.
Numerous objects were stolen, such as jewelry, bicycles, two vehicles and wallets containing identity documents and bank cards.
The police have published a list of the places concerned:
- First 100 blocks of Ferndale Avenue
- 500 block of College Avenue
- Block 600 of Niagara Street
- Block 1100 of Church Avenue
- Block 300 of Stradbrook Avenue
- First 100 blocks of Mapleton Drive
- 800 Block of Borebank Street
- 800 block of Waverley Street
- First 100 blocks from Castlebury Court
- 300 block of Abbotsfield Drive South
- Block 1400 of Mars Drive
- Block 1100 of the Henderson Expressway
- Block 200 of Wellington Crescent
Below is a breakdown of some of these incidents.
On September 8 or 9, a man broke into a condominium residence in the 800 block of Waverley Street while an elderly resident was sleeping inside, police say.
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The victim was not injured but jewelry worth $10,000 was taken, along with identification.
On September 9, in the early hours of the morning, a suspect again entered the same condo complex, broke into another resident’s garage and stole three bicycles worth $2,000 .
Later that day, the same suspect sold stolen jewelry for $1,800 to a trader on Henderson Highway.
On September 11 at 7:30 p.m., a $5,000 bicycle was stolen from an underground parking lot in the 200 block of Wellington Crescent.
On September 16, a vehicle parked at a residence in the first 100 block of Castlebury Court was broken into. The garage remote was activated and another $5,000 bike was stolen, along with tools.
Between September 19 and 21, a garage in the 700 block of Weatherdon was broken into and two vehicles worth $65,000 were stolen, one being a Chrysler 300.
Finally, at 3:30 a.m. on September 21, officers responded to a possible break-in to an apartment in the 300 block of Stradbrook Avenue.
A man was unloading belongings from a stolen vehicle (which had not yet been reported) in the building.
Police said they took the man into custody, where his identity was discovered and outstanding warrants came to light.
Dustin Dean Zorn, 35, of Winnipeg, has been charged with 69 burglary and property offences. He was taken into custody.
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