Medicine Hat Male Charged with Public Mischief, False Information Provided About Person in River

Medicine Hat, Alberta – A Medicine Hat male is facing a charge of public mischief after providing police with false information about a man falling into the South Saskatchewan River on June 7, 2017.

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A substantial search of the river was conducted by the Redcliff RCMP, Southeast Alberta Search and Rescue (SEASAR) and the Medicine Hat Fire Service, in an effort to find the missing male. The search was eventually called off after further investigation by the Medicine Hat Police Service Major Crimes Section revealed that the information originally provided to police was in fact false.

Resulting from this investigation, 41-year-old, Drew Tweed of Medicine Hat, AB has been charged with one count of public mischief in relation to these events. His next appearance in court is July 27, 2017.

Findlay Bridge, Medicine Hat (Photo by Canada Police Report)
Findlay Bridge, Medicine Hat (Photo by Canada Police Report)

Medicine Hat Police Service

Previous Police Report From This Case:

UPDATE: Police Search for Male Who May Have Fallen into South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat


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