Medicine Hat Police searching for rare collector car stolen in the southwest – UPDATED

Medicine Hat, Alberta – A Medicine Hat male has been charged with possession of stolen property following an investigation by the ALERT Regional Property Crime Unit and the Medicine Hat Police Service.

On December 7, 2020 a search warrant was executed in the 100 block of 19 Street NE, Medicine Hat, AB where police recovered numerous stolen items of property, including a recently stolen 1973 Pontiac Trans AM, power tools and several ATV tires. Also seized during the search was an illegally possessed bolt action shotgun and ammunition. The tools and ATV tires are believed to been stolen from recent break and enters to businesses in Medicine Hat and Redcliff.

Stolen vehicle investigation
(MHP) Stolen vehicle investigation

Resulting from this investigation, Randy Yaholnitsky, 32-years-old, of Medicine Hat, AB was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, firearms offences and breaching firearms prohibitions. He is currently held for a Judicial Interim Release Hearing.

Medicine Hat Police Service

BACKGROUND

Medicine Hat, Alberta – Medicine Hat Police Service patrol section is currently investigating the theft of a rare collector car, a red 1973 Pontiac Firebird. The car was reported stolen from a break and enter in an industrial area in the southwest quadrant of the city.

Police are asking the public to to call MHPS at 403-529-8400 if they have any information pertaining to the location or theft of this vehicle. In the event a member of the public does see this vehicle they are asked not to approach and to call 911. Additionally, should a member of the public wish to leave an anonymous tip they can call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477.

Medicine Hat Police Service



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