Three people charged with theft from vehicles; dozens of items of stolen property recovered

Lethbridge Regional Police have charged three people in connection with a series of thefts from unlocked vehicles in the Sun Ridge and Paradise Canyon neighbourhoods last week.

 Two males and a female were arrested the morning of April 11, 2014 in Paradise Canyon after police responded to a report of car prowlers in the area. Police subsequently located a number of unlocked vehicles that had been entered along with numerous items of stolen property. Further investigation also determined that in the preceding nights the two males were also responsible for a series of car prowlings and thefts that had been reported in Sun Ridge. Property from those incidents was also recovered.

 In all cases the property – ranging from keys, cell phones, GPS units, credit cards, sunglasses and more – was stolen from unlocked vehicles.

 Police remind residents to ALWAYS remove valuables from their vehicles and lock the doors. Car prowling is generally a crime of opportunity, so it’s important to take preventative steps in order to reduce the risk of being victimized. 

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 Anyone who recognizes an item is asked to contact Cst. Tupper at 403-330-5198. Proof of ownership will be required to claim any recovered property.

 Jeffrey David Bobinec, 23, of Lethbridge, is charged with 14 counts of theft under $5,000, three counts of breach of a condition of an undertaking and one count of traffic in property or proceeds under $5,000. He was scheduled to appear in court today.

 Mitchell Ryan Foxcroft, 25, of Lethbridge, is charged with 12 counts of theft under $5,000 and one count each of mischief under $5,000 and possession of stolen property under $5,000. He was scheduled to appear in court April 25.

 Mereanda J Sorensen, 25, of Lethbridge, is charged with one count of possession of stolen property. She is scheduled to appear in court May 28.

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 For media inquiries contact:

 Kristen Harding
Executive Officer
Lethbridge Regional Police Service
403-330-5030
kristen.harding@lrps.ca

Duty Staff Sergeant
Lethbridge Regional Police Service
403-330-5013