Medicine Hat, Alberta – On July 23, 2017, at approximately 6:00 pm Police observed a Kia Soul, which had been reported stolen earlier in the day, driving on North Railway Street SE. A male and a female fled from the vehicle on foot upon seeing police. The two occupants of the Kia Soul were positively identified. On July 24, 2017, at approximately 8:00 pm Police located and arrested the male and female for possession of stolen property over $5000.00 and breach of Recognizance. The value of the recovered stolen vehicle is estimated at $8000.00.
On July 24, 2017, at approximately 6:40 pm Police stopped a Ford Focus on Maple Avenue SE. The vehicle had been reported stolen the day prior. An occupant of the vehicle was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property over $5000 and Breach of Recognizance. The value of the recovered stolen vehicle is estimated at $16, 000.00.
On July 24, 2017, at approximately 7:15 pm Police observed a male operating a stolen Ford 250 truck in NE Medicine Hat. The truck had a stolen motorcycle in the back and was towing a stolen utility trailer containing two stolen side by side ATVs . Police attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver fled the vehicle on foot. A police K9 track was initiated, and a suspect male was located a short time later hiding in a storage shed on private property. The male suspect was taken into custody without further incident. A second male has also been taken into custody in relation to this event.
The investigation is on-going and both males are facing numerous property related charges. The value of the recovered stolen property is estimated at $70,000.00.
Between June 1 and July 25, 2017, a total of 43 vehicles have been reported stolen to the Medicine Hat Police Service. These vehicles also include ATVs and motorcycles. Out of the 43 stolen vehicles, only 9 were properly secured with the doors locked and windows rolled up, the remaining 34 were left unlocked, many of which were left running or the keys readily available within. The Medicine Hat Police Service would like to remind the community to ensure your vehicles are locked, with the windows rolled up, and do not leave your vehicle keys inside the vehicle when they are unattended.
Medicine Hat Police Service
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