Police charge two people with possession of stolen property for the purpose of trafficking

Lethbridge Police have charged a 27-year-old male and 27-year-old female in connection with an incident where property stolen from a vehicle was sold online.

On May 1, 2019 police received a report that a designer wool coat and high end gym clothing including pants, tank tops, shoes and shirts were stolen sometime overnight from a vehicle that had been parked along Peigan Court. On May 8, 2019 the owner of the stolen property located two of the tank tops being sold online by an unknown female and reported it to police. Following further investigation, police covertly contacted the seller and was told one of the tank tops had already been sold but the other was still available. Arrangements were made to buy the remaining top and when the seller met with police in a westside parking lot to complete the transaction, she was subsequently arrested. On May 9, 2019 police obtained and executed a search warrant at the seller’s home and further recovered the wool coat and two pairs of pants that were stolen from the vehicle. Police believe the stolen property was being stored at the home in order for it to be sold. A male occupant was arrested without incident and charged.  

Chloe Elizabeth Ann Petek, 27, of Lethbridge and Brandon James Gaudry, 27, of Lethbridge, are both charged with possession of stolen property for the purpose of trafficking. They made their first court appearances May 9.