On the early morning of August 18, 2021, the Medicine Hat Police Service received a complaint of a stolen 2014 Dodge 3500 Ram truck. Later this same day at about 7:30 pm MHPS patrol officers located the same stolen vehicle as it was being driven by a male. Shortly thereafter the truck was abandoned and the male suspect fled on foot. Police containment was immediately established and the male was quickly apprehended hiding in the backyard of a residence.
As a result, a 32-year-old Lethbridge male has been charged with the following offences and is currently being held for a Judicial Interim Release Hearing;
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle,
- Flight from police officer,
- Possession of stolen property over $5000
- Possession of stolen property under $5000
The MHPS would like to remind the public to secure vehicles when not in use and never to leave ignition keys or valuables within vehicles.
S/Sgt Jason Graham