Two from Medicine Hat arrested following increase in property crime and theft in Medicine Hat and Forty Mile County

Forty Mile County, Alberta – On June 29, 2022, ALERT RPCU Medicine Hat and Bow Island RCMP attended a rural residence in Forty Mile County where two individuals wanted for various property related offences were located and arrested. The arrests of these individuals led to the recovery of two stolen vehicles and an ATV from recent thefts in the Medicine Hat and Forty Mile County areas.

A 28-year-old female from Medicine Hat, Alta., was arrested and charged with the following offences:

– Misuse of credit card

– Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

– Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

– Fail to comply with release order

RCMP SUV
(File Photo) RCMP SUV

A 48-year-old male from Medicine Hat, Alta., was arrested and charged with the following offences:

– Misuse of credit card

– Mischief under $5000

– Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

– Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

– Fail to comply with release order X4

The 28-year-old female and 48-year-old male are in custody and awaiting a judicial interim release hearing.

ALERT RPCU Medicine Hat, Redcliff RCMP and Bow Island RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance in reporting suspicious activities.

BACKGROUND

June 23, 2022

Redcliff and Bow Island RCMP warn commercial businesses of increased property crime and theft

Cypress County, Alta. – Redcliff and Bow Island RCMP are alerting commercial business owners of an increase in property crime in the Cypress and Forty Mile County areas.

Both Redcliff and Bow Island RCMP detachments have received an increase in reports of overnight break and enters resulting in theft of vehicles, fuel, and tools from commercial business sites in rural areas.

Since June 18, 2022, RCMP have had four vehicle thefts from commercial business sites and reports of fuel and tool thefts. RCMP have recovered three of the four stolen vehicles however, no arrests have been made at this time.

Additional resources have been deployed and RCMP are working to apprehend the individuals responsible for this increase in property crime. RCMP is requesting residents and commercial business owners report any criminal or suspicious activity to police right away as these reports tells us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol.

Attention should be given to unfamiliar people or vehicles in rural commercial business areas, especially at night.

If you have any information about these crimes or those responsible please call the Redcliff RCMP non-emergency line at 403-548-2222 or the Bow Island RCMP non-emergency line at 403-545-2100. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Redcliff RCMP

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