Medicine Hat, Alberta – On July 15 Just after midnight police responded to a report of suspicious activity on the South East hill.
Upon arrival, officers located a male exiting a vehicle which was confirmed as stolen out of Moose Jaw SK. The male was challenged to comply with police directions at which time he did not comply and attempted to access the drivers seat area of the vehicle when police moved in and placed the subject into custody.
Post arrest, police located a loaded 12 gauge shot gun under the drivers seat with several additional rounds located in the vehicle.
Further search revealed instruments for breaking and entering. A prohibited knife was located on his person, hidden in his waist band. The male was found to be in breach of three firearms prohibition orders from previous criminal convictions.
The male now awaits a judicial bail hearing later today. He faces the following charges:
- Possession of stolen property over $5000.00
- Possess break in instruments
- 6 counts of breaching his Prohibition Orders
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- 2 counts of possession of dangerous weapons
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Possession of a loaded firearm
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle
Safe neighbourhood vigilance was the key factor to detecting this male and helping police remove him and a firearm from our community. Anytime you see suspicious activity in your community, contact police. As this call demonstrates, proactive neighbours can help keep our city a safe place to live!
Police File 17-18338 Weapons Offences
Medicine Hat Police Service
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