Medicine Hat… Two people have been arrested and multiple vehicles have been recovered as the result of a joint investigation between ALERT and Medicine Hat Police Service.
ALERT’s Medicine Hat-based Regional Property Crimes unit has recovered a stolen motorhome, two trucks, and a cargo trailer, with a total estimated value of $140,000. The seizures took place on August 18, 2023 at Kin Coulee Park and a rural property.
“Working with our policing partners across southeast Alberta, our specialized team is able to share criminal intelligence and target the most prolific property crime offenders. In this case we were able to locate the stolen motorhome and have it back to its rightful owners in a timely manner,” said Staff Sergeant Ryan Thorburn, ALERT Medicine Hat.
The investigation began after ALERT spotted the stolen motorhome at Kin Coulee Park. The motorhome had been reported stolen earlier that same day to Brooks RCMP. Two suspects were identified and arrested.
Further investigation led ALERT to search a rural property, located approximately 50 kilometres northwest of Medicine Hat, where two stolen pick-up trucks were seized. One of the trucks was previously reported stolen in Etzikom, Alta. and the other from Medicine Hat.
ALERT’s investigation is ongoing and additional suspects are being pursued. ALERT is also working to return the stolen property to its rightful owners.
Kathleen Rose, 25 years old, and Kayla Thompson, 25 years old, both from Medicine Hat, were each charged with possession of stolen property.
Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.
ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.