Three suspects have been arrested after multiple residential break-and-enters in Foothills County.

At least three homes in the Foothills were damaged and broken into, with valuables stolen.

The RCMP's Southern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit conducted two search warrants on a pair of Calgary homes on Feb. 15, with Okotoks, Cochrane, and Airdrie RCMP as well as the Calgary Police Service assisting in the investigation.

They found valuables from the residential break-and-enters as well as other reported thefts.

Among the items seized included firearms, jewelry, watches, electronics, mail, hockey jerseys, hockey cards, tools, and break-in tools, with over 100 people being identified as victims.

Three men were arrested and two were charged, those being 35-year-old Matthew Grouette and 38-year-old James Lennie, both of Calgary.

Charges for the third individual are pending.

Grouette and Lennie's charges include:

  • Break and Enter
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Possession of break-in tools
  • Fail to comply with a release order

According to RCMP, both men were on release orders for similar offences at the time of these offences.

Both were held in custody to appear in Okotoks Provincial Court at future dates.

Anyone with further information on the break-and-enters is asked to contact their local RCMP detachment or email