A 38-year-old resident of Calgary was charged and arrested after Airdrie RCMP responded to a report of an early-morning break-and-enter into an RV sales business in Balzac on Tuesday, January 24.

According to police, once members of the rural Airdrie RCMP detachment were on the scene, a white truck, that was later determined to be stolen out of Calgary, fled the scene.

"Airdrie RCMP, the Alberta Emergency Response Team and RCMP’s police dog services searched the compound locating a male hiding underneath an RV," a police press release stated.

The man was found to have reciprocating saw blades in his pockets and a reciprocating saw was found underneath the same RV. An examination of the RV found the vehicle catalytic converter had been partially cut.

Ryan James Short, who remains in custody, has been charged with mischief under $5000, beak and enter, possession of break-in Instruments, possession of property obtained by Crime over $5000, as well as three counts of breach of release order. Short was on a release order and wanted on warrant by the Calgary Police Service for an additional 46 charges.

He is scheduled to appear in Airdrie Provincial Court on January 26, 2023.

Should the public have any information in relation to this occurrence please contact the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7267. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.P3Tips.com.

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