Medicine Hat man arrested for break and enter to business

In early November 2019 Medicine Hat Police Service received a complaint that an unknown person was repeatedly committing break, enter and theft to a locked compound at a business on the 100 block of Southwest Dr SW. Investigational efforts allowed the owner and police to narrow down the times of when these offences were occurring. During the early morning hours of December 1, 2019, a member of the Medicine Hat Police Service patrol section was monitoring the business when a male suspect was observed in the commission of a new offence at the same location. The male suspect was quickly taken into custody without incident.

He was identified as 52 year old Joseph Kshanowski of Medicine Hat. Hat was arrested and has had his bail hearing

As a result, Mr. Kshanowski has been charged with:

  • 3 counts of break and enter

  • Possess break and enter tools

  • Possession of stolen property under $5000

  • Possession methamphetamine

He was released before a Justice of the Peace and scheduled to appear in court on December 19th, 2019.

The theft of precious metals is a prevalent crime in Medicine Hat. Please be diligent in securing your property and the storage of valuable items that attract the attention of criminals.