Medicine Hat Male Charged with Trafficking Stolen Property

Medicine Hat, Alberta – Acting on complaints and tips from the public members of the Medicine Hat Police Service identified and dismantled a bicycle chop shop in the City.

On August 24, 2017 members of the Priority Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant in the 600 block of Pottery St SE and seized approximately $3,000 worth of bikes, frames, tires, rims and parts that had been stripped down, repainted and re-assembled for sale.

A 34-year-old male is in custody awaiting a bail hearing and facing charges of: trafficking in stolen property, possession for the purpose of trafficking in stolen property and breach of recognizance.

As a reminder to the public, the police encourage people to take proactive steps:

  • Record your serial number and maintain a record of the serial number at home.
  • Take a photo of your bike to assist with identification in the event it is missing.
  • Use a lock that suits your needs –A small, lightweight cable lock is usually good enough for quick mid-ride stops. If you’re leaving your bike unattended all day, a heavy-duty chain that provides maximum security is recommended.
  • Lock your bike and frame to an immovable object – For maximum security, your lock cable or chain should be long enough to wrap around the bike’s frame, both wheels, and whatever you are locking your bike to.
Approximately $3,000 worth of bikes, frames, tires, rims and parts that had been stripped down, repainted and re-assembled for sale. (MHPS)
Approximately $3,000 worth of bikes, frames, tires, rims and parts that had been stripped down, repainted and re-assembled for sale. (MHPS)

Medicine Hat Police Service



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