Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged two people and recovered stolen property worth about $120,000 – including six vehicles and weapons – after arrests were made in Granum Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
The Lethbridge Police Service Priority Crimes Unit and Crime Suppression Team, with assistance from the Blood Tribe Police and RCMP, were investigating individuals involved with multiple motor vehicle thefts and break-and-enters in southern Alberta.
As a result of the investigation, Lethbridge Police attended a residence in Granum just after 2:15 p.m. One suspect was arrested in the vicinity shortly afterwards. A second was taken into custody about 9:50 p.m. with the assistance of the RCMP Emergency Response Team, after he had barricaded himself inside the residence.
The vehicles recovered had been stolen from communities from Calgary to Lethbridge.
Nicholas Scout, 36, of Lethbridge, has been charged with: three counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000; three counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000; theft under $5,000; break and enter to commit theft; six counts of fail to comply with release order conditions; and drive while disqualified. He has been remanded in custody to appear in court Friday, March 18, 2021.
Tila Scout, 29, of Lethbridge, has been charged with: two counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000; break and enter to commit theft; and resist arrest. She was released from custody to appear in court April 12, 2021.
Lethbridge Police subsequently located multiple weapons, including firearms, from one of the stolen vehicles. Additional charges for weapons and possession of stolen property offences are pending against Nicholas and Tila, who are associated with one another, but not related.
Lethbridge Police would like to thank Blood Tribe Police and RCMP for their assistance in this investigation. The willingness of local law enforcement agencies to work collaboratively allows each to make a greater impact in their own communities, and the larger southern Alberta community as a whole.
Lethbridge Police Service
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