Medicine Hat traffic stop results in multiple charges for two suspects

Medicine Hat, Alberta – On March 19th a member of the Medicine Hat Police Service conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle that did not have functioning brake lights. While rolling to a stop, the officer observed the occupants appearing to hide something under the seat of the car. The officer spoke to the driver who was breaching a condition of release on previous charges. The male was arrested, and a search of the vehicle resulted the officer locating a loaded, sawed off .22 semi-auto rifle along with a bag containing a mask, kerchief, and a spring-loaded police style baton.

Resulting from this investigation, Tyler Figley (38-years-old) and Ashley Gackle (44-years-old) both from Medicine Hat, have been charged with several offences including possession of a prohibited weapon.

A search of the vehicle resulted the officer locating a loaded, sawed off .22 semi-auto rifle
A search of the vehicle resulted the officer locating a loaded, sawed off .22 semi-auto rifle
A bag containing a mask, kerchief, and a spring-loaded police style baton
A bag containing a mask, kerchief, and a spring-loaded police style baton

This investigation is an example of the danger officers face frequently when conducting traffic stops.

Medicine Hat Police Service

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