Medicine Hat, Alberta – Three individuals have been charged in connection to a string of residential break and enters that occurred during the overnight hours of August 31 and September 1, 2022, in the Ross Glen, East Glen, Crestwood and Strachan Road areas of Medicine Hat.
An investigation completed by the Medicine Hat Police Service Patrol Section and Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) determined that a total of six residential properties and two commercial properties had been impacted, and that three motor vehicles were stolen during the crime spree. Much of the stolen property including e-bikes, bicycles and televisions, have been recovered and is in the process of being returned to their owners.
Resulting from this investigation the following individuals have been charged:
William MacPhail, 18-years-old of Medicine Hat, AB is charged with four counts of break, enter and commit theft under $5,000, two counts of break, enter and commit theft over $5,000 and one count of possession of stolen property. MacPhail was released by way of a bail hearing and scheduled to appear in for court on September 28, 2022.
Steven Slater, 47 years old of Medicine Hat, AB has been charged with one count of possession of stolen property over $5,000. Slater was released by way of an undertaking and scheduled to appear in court on November 23, 2022.
One youth who cannot be named in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act has been charged with one count of break, enter, and commit theft under $5,000. The youth was released by way of a youth undertaking and scheduled to appear in court on October 24, 2022.
The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with any information that could assist is asked to contact investigators at 403-529-8400. Please refer to MHPS File #22-21228.
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