Three people charged after stolen vehicle recovered by Lethbridge Crime Suppression Team

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged three people after members of the Crime Suppression Team recovered a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Pincher Creek.

On June 15, 2020, a CST member observed a stolen Dodge Charger travelling in the area of 2A Avenue and 13 Street North. Police followed the driver to a business along the 500 block of 13 Street North and used a vehicle intervention technique to pin the vehicle in place. The driver began revving the engine in an effort to flee but was unable to move the vehicle. The driver and two passengers were subsequently arrested. During searches incidental to arrest, police seized a small quantity of fentanyl, methamphetamine, bear spray and a knife.

Vehicle Theft
(File Photo) Vehicle Theft

Aedan Tanya Betts, 19, of Lethbridge, is charged with:

Possession of stolen property over $5,000

Possession of a controlled substance

Four counts of fail to comply with release order

Drive while prohibited

Two counts of fail to comply with probation

Drive uninsured motor vehicle

Hailey Michelle Pierce, 18, of Lethbridge, is charged with:

Two counts of possession of a controlled substance

Unauthorized possession of a weapon

Fail to comply with probation

Derek Edward Schalk, 23, of Lethbridge, is charged with:

Possession of stolen property over $5,000

Fail to comply with a release order

Fail to comply with probation

Drive uninsured motor vehicle (Schalk had been observed driving the vehicle earlier in the day prior to the stop).

Drive without proper supervision

All three are currently in custody awaiting Judicial Interim Release hearings.

Lethbridge Police Service



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