Between December 16, 2019 and January 12, 2020, the Estevan Police Service received multiple complaints of mischief to mailboxes in locations throughout Estevan. In each of these occurrences, access to the mailboxes was obtained and mailbox doors and locking mechanisms were damaged. In one of these occurrences, a key for a residence was stolen and later used to enter the associated apartment where several items were stolen.
On January 12, 2020, the Estevan Police Service received a complaint of a suspicious male tampering with surveillance equipment at a hotel in the downtown area. Investigation into that occurrence resulted in police further determining that a master key had also been stolen from staff and used to enter several rooms where items were stolen.
As a result of the police investigation, a 30 year old male was arrested and a search warrant was executed on one of the rooms at the hotel. Items seized from within the room include a significant amount of stolen property, including personal and business mail, keys, real and forged documents, identification cards, training certificates and electronic devices. Also located in the room were break and enter tools and a machete.
The male arrested in this occurrence has been identified as Christopher Borgen, 30, who has been charged with the following offences:
At the time of this announcements the investigation is ongoing and additional victims have been identified by way of documentation seized during execution of the search warrant. Additional charges are expected, pending completion of the investigation. Further details will be release when available.
Christopher Borgen made his first appearance in Estevan Provincial Court on Monday, January 13, 2020 to speak to the charges and was subsequently remanded in custody until January 16, 2020.
Anyone with information related to this investigation or who believes that they may be a victim of the offences listed above and who have not yet reported to policeis requested to contact the Estevan Police Service.
Above: Photo of documents and other stolen property recovered during the investigation.
Det. Sgt. Warren Morrical #52
Estevan Police Service