A Medicine Hat man has been charged in connection to two suspicious devices found in Medicine Hat over the past six months.
On November 23, 2022, the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) responded to a report of a suspicious device located around Terrace Drive and 11 Avenue NE. The device was identified as a homemade pipe bomb and was safely disposed of by members of the MHPS Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU).
On April 1, 2023, MHPS once again responded to a report of second device found around Cactus Street SW. Once again, the device identified as a homemade pipe bomb, was safely disposed of by members of the MHPS EDU.
The Criminal Investigation Section of the MHPS conducted a thorough and comprehensive investigation, which resulted in a residential search warrant being executed at a home in the 300 block of 11 Street SW. As a result of this investigation and subsequent search, a 40-year-old Medicine Hat male, identified as James Jerard McNulty was arrested and charged in connection to these two events. McNulty was charged with the following;
- Make or Possess Explosive Substance x 2
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Failing to Comply with a Release Order x 4
McNulty was held for a Judicial Interim Release hearing on April 28, 2023, where he was subsequently released and scheduled to appear in Medicine Hat Provincial Court on May 25, 2023.
S/Sgt. Jason Graham
Criminal Investigation Section
Medicine Hat Police Service