Two males charged with firearms and weapons offences following traffic stop on January 1, 2022.
On January 1, 2022, at approximately 3:30 PM a Medicine Hat Police Service Patrol officer conducted a traffic stop in the Flats are of Medicine Hat when he encountered a male driving while prohibited. The driver’s arrest led to a search of the vehicle which revealed a loaded 9mm handgun, a collapsible baton, bear spray, a stolen credit card and several other government identity documents that were not in the name of the driver or his passenger.
Resulting from this investigation two individuals were charged:
Steven Hart, 38-year-old, of Calgary, AB and Keagan Jackson, 33-year-old, of North Battleford, SK have both been charged with numerous firearms offences, illegal weapon offences, possession of a stolen credit card, illegal possession of identification documents and breaching of court-imposed conditions. Hart was also charged with driving while prohibited.
Both offenders have attended court before a Justice of the Peace for bail hearings. Hart was remanded in custody to awaiting his next court date of January 5, 2022. Jackson was eligible for release from custody on $150 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in court next on January 13, 2022.
A/Insp Chad Holt
Operational Services Division
Medicine Hat Police Service