Stolen vehicles recovered, Medicine Hat man charged

Medicine Hat… Several stolen vehicles have been recovered and one man is facing charges following an ALERT investigation in southern Alberta.

ALERT Medicine Hat’s regional property crime unit began their investigation into a rash of regional vehicle thefts in early December.

On December 7, 2022, members identified a man exiting a 2002 Ford pickup truck which had been reported stolen from Redcliff, Alta. earlier that day. Upon further investigation, the following stolen items were recovered:

  • Stolen Suzuki dirt bike;
  • Stolen recreational vehicles; and
  • Stolen enclosed trailer.

The total value of the stolen property is estimated at $58,000.

“Our regional property crime unit works hard to arrest and charge prolific property offenders. With this latest seizure, we are now working to ensure everything is returned to its rightful owners,” said Staff Sergeant Ryan Thorburn, ALERT Medicine Hat.

Jeffrey Lawless, 37 years old of Medicine Hat, is facing stolen property charges, as well as breach of probation. He has been released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in court on January 19, 2023.

ALERT worked alongside the Medicine Hat Police Service and Redcliff RCMP.

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.