Police charge male in connection with rash of thefts from vehicles

Lethbridge Police have charged a 39-year-old man with numerous counts of possession of stolen property in connection with a rash of thefts from vehicles over the past few days.

On November 26, 2018 members of the Downtown Policing Unit patrolling along the 600 block of 4 Avenue South, located a 39-year-old male in possession of a large quantity of stolen property including numerous credit and bank cards, identity documents, cheques and a camera. The male initially fled the scene but was apprehended a short time later. Further investigation determined the property had been stolen from vehicles between Nov. 23 and Nov. 25.

Police are reminding the public to always lock vehicle doors and never leave any valuables inside. If you absolutely must store property temporarily put it in the trunk, a truck lock box or ensure it is out of plain sight to anyone peering into the vehicle.

Garon Jesse Plaited Hair, 39, of Lethbridge, is charged with five counts of possession of identity documents, four counts of possession of stolen credit cards, three counts of use of a stolen credit card and four counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Following a Judicial Interim Release hearing, a Justice of the Peace released Plaited Hair on a recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 11.