In an attempt to uncover new leads in a 2015 arson, the Calgary Police Service Arson Unit is releasing a video of the fire in progress and asking the public to come forward with any information they may have.
At approximately 4:10 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, the Calgary Fire Department and the Calgary Police Service were called to a residential fire in the 4200 block of Elbow Drive S.W. The fire caused extensive damage to the residence. The fire was determined to be suspicious and an investigation ensued.
As part of a review of unsolved arson cases, detectives are hoping information will come to light to assist in furthering the investigation.
“It has been nearly two years since this fire. Our hope is that during the past couple years, people may have heard someone speak about it, or may have witnessed someone in the area and not yet come forward. Allegiances change. People talk. We hope someone does the right thing and comes forward,” says Det. Wally Niewchas. “This was a very serious fire and we are lucky no one was hurt.”
Dat LE & Chuong TRAN
On July 9, 2005 at 4:58 PM, a gunman walked up to a parked vehicle in the 7100 block of Temple Drive NE and began shooting into the vehicle. Dat LE and Chuong TRAN were sitting in the vehicle and died as a result of their gunshot injuries.
On December 9, 2005 at approximately 3:15 PM, 1 year old Taranjot TOOR was suffering severe medical distress at a residence located on Taradale Drive NE. EMS arrived and transported the child to the hospital.
On December 10, 2005, the hospital reported TOOR had died under suspicious circumstances.
On March 8, 2006 at approximately 11:00 PM, Tan DIEP was sitting in a vehicle at the intersection of Barlow Trail and 50 Avenue SE. An unknown vehicle pulled up beside them and began shooting into the vehicle striking two of the occupants. DIEP and the other passenger were driven to the hospital where DIEP died of his injuries.
On the evening of March 19, 2006, Brenda MEYERS was closing Madison’s Café which was located at 3802 Brentwood Road NW.
At approximately 11:35 PM, the Calgary Fire Department received a call of a fire alarm at Madison’s Café. During the incident, Emergency Services located the body of MEYERS and determined her death to be a homicide.
On August 24, 2006, at 10:29 hours, police were called to the back alley along MacEwan Meadow Way NW. Neighbours had reported a vehicle that appeared abandoned. Police arrived and located the body of Thanh DO in the vehicle.
On October 26, 2006 at approximately 02:25 AM, Jamie MCWILLIAM was walking with several people in the area of 13 Street and Cameron Avenue SW. They were approached by two unknown suspects who engaged in a physical struggle with MCWILLIAM which resulted in him being stabbed by the suspects. MCWILLIAM was transported to hospital but died of his injuries.
Christian BLONDEAU & Daniel KUNZ
On March 9, 2007, at 9:22 PM, police were called in response to two people being stabbed underneath the 5th Avenue flyover bridge, just east of the Drop In Centre (423 4 Avenue SE). Police arrived and located Christian BLONDEAU & Daniel KUNZ stabbed to death.
On July 11, 2007 at approximately 4:00 AM, Jacqueline CRAZYBULL was walking with her cousin near the intersection of 17 Avenue and 11 Street SW. CRAZYBULL was approached by 3 unknown black suspects and was attacked by them. CRAZYBULL was rushed to hospital where she later died of her injuries.
Within the next hour, four other attacks took place across the city. CRAZYBULL was the only victim to die of her injuries. The identities of the four other victims have not been released.
On September 23, 2007, Rochelle MANGUINAO (A.K.A – Ziggy PECSON) had attended the Plush Lounge at 205 9 Avenue SE for a birthday party. At approximately 2:05 hours, MANGUINAO was taken outside by a group of males and an argument ensued. During the argument, MANGUINAO was attacked by the unknown suspects and was fatally stabbed by one of the attackers.
On November 6, 2007 at 06:26 AM, police were called to reports of a shooting in the 3900 block of 16 Street SW. Police arrived and discovered Nader (Nick) NILIANBOUSHERI had been shot inside the residence. He was transported to hospital by EMS where he later died of his injuries.
On December 31, 2007 at approximately 10:58 AM, Mark KIM had just left a scheduled probation meeting and began walking down the back alley in the 600 block of 8 Street SW. Unknown suspects approached KIM in a dark colored SUV and shot and killed him.
Levan VAN DER ROSS
On May 7, 2008, at approximately 2:07 PM., police responded to shots being fired in the 4500 block of Vandergrift Crescent NW. Upon arrival, police located Levan VAN DER ROSS sitting in a vehicle with another male. Both had suffered gunshot wounds. VAN DER ROSS was transported to hospital where he later died of his injuries.
On June 28, 2008 at approximately 3:40 AM, Gurjinder DHILLON was at the Little Beijing Café located at 2111 Centre Street North. DHILLON and his friend were eating in the restaurant, when an unknown group of suspects attacked both of them and fatally stabbed DHILLON.
Yee Sung CHIN
On July 5, 2008, at approximately 10:40 PM, Yee Sung (Roger) CHIN was driving southbound in the 5400 block of Centre Street North. CHIN was shot at and struck several times before he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. CHIN was pronounced dead at scene.
On July 26, 2008, at approximately 11:22 PM, Tuc (Tony) TRAN had parked his vehicle on the north curb of the 100 block of 2 Avenue SE and was waiting in the vehicle. An unknown suspect approached the vehicle and fired several shots into the vehicle killing TRAN. The unknown suspect was described as 5’8”, wearing dark colored clothing and fled west on 2 Avenue SE after the shooting.
On August 20, 2008 at approximately 6:50 AM., Robert JONES was leaving his residence in the 8400 block of Saddleridge Drive NE to go to work, when he was ambushed by an unknown suspect in front of his residence and was shot and killed.
On October 12, 2008, at approximately 1:00 AM, police responded to reports of a stabbing at the Cecil Hotel located at 415 4 Avenue SE. Upon arrival, police located Derrick FOURHORNS who had died as a result of stab wounds.
On September 7, 2008, at approximately 3:20 AM, Abdalla HUSSEIN was attending a party at the Albert Park Radisson Heights Community Hall, located at 1310 28 Street SE, when an unknown suspect shot and killed HUSSEIN.
Case #CA17037903 / CA17085198
On January 27, 2017, at about 5:26 PM, an unknown male suspect entered the Scotiabank, located at 2525 Woodview Drive SW, and approached the teller. The suspect presented the teller with a note demanding money and indicating he had a gun. The suspect was given money and he left the bank. The suspect was described as a black male in his early 30’s, 5’6” tall, 150 lbs, medium build and unshaven. He was wearing a black and grey Under Armour jacket, black pants, grey toque, red shirt, grey hiking shoes and plastic safety glasses. He also had a black satchel slung over his shoulder.
On March 1, 2017, at about 7:05 PM, an unknown male suspect entered the BMO bank, located at 101 Crowfoot Way NW and approached a teller. The suspect presented the teller with a note demanding money and indicating he had a gun. The teller withdrew money from the CRU and gave it to the suspect. The suspect then left the bank in the direction of the Big Bucket Carwash. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, 5’7”, 140 lbs wearing a dark blue or black jacket, blue jeans, blue shoes, sports sunglasses, a knitted hat with mixed red and orange.
If you can identify this individual please call Det. Perry Patzwald in Robbery at 403-428-8193, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:
Hit & Run Cold Case
On October 12 1993, at approx. 8:40 pm two teenage girls were walking on the median of Deerfoot Tr. A truck swerved toward them narrowly missing one and striking 14 year old Tanya Miller. She was severely injured, having to be treated for a broken pelvis, broken arm and head injuries which required corrective surgery. The driver left the young girl lying there and fled the scene. The truck was a 1977-1979 Ford F250 Custom with a broad green stripe on both sides. At the time of the collision, the left front fender was painted primer grey.