Medicine Hat Police charge male with Theft / Mischief that resulted in thousands of dollars in damage to private property

Medicine Hat, Alberta – A Medicine Hat man has been charged in connection to numerous vehicle mischiefs that occurred in Medicine Hat, in January 2022 that resulted in thousands of dollars in damage to private property.

Between January 10 to 28, 2022 approximately twenty-five mischiefs to motor vehicles and thefts from motor vehicles occurred in the Crescent Heights and Ross Glen areas of Medicine Hat. Reported damages included seats slashed, mirrors broken, and windows smashed.

Medicine Hat Police Service
Medicine Hat Police Service

Following a request for public assistance, Medicine Hat Police Service investigators reviewed dozens of submitted police reports, tips and video surveillance submissions which led to the identification of a suspect believed to be responsible for the damages.

Resulting from this investigation, Zackary Kearney, age 21 of Medicine Hat, AB has been charged with one count of Mischief over $5,000, twenty-two counts of Mischief under $5,000 and three counts of Theft under $5,000. His first court appearance is set for May 31, 2022.

The MHPS would like to thank the members of the public who provided information to aid the investigation and acknowledge the diligence of the investigating officers for the thorough investigation that was completed.

As a reminder, residents are encouraged to report any suspicious behavior observed in their neighborhoods to the MHPS by calling 403-529-8481 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

Medicine Hat Police Service

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