By Mabell, Dave on January 18, 2020.
Two suspects were arrested for tampering with a vehicle, during the first shift for the city’s new Crime Suppression Team.
While a stolen jacket was also returned to its owner, Lethbridge Police Service officials are looking for the owners of other stolen items the officers recovered.
On Wednesday, police say officers observed two people trying car door handles in the area of St. Catherine Road North. A man and woman were subsequently arrested for tampering with a motor vehicle.
City resident Brandon Lee Brave Rock, 26, was charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000 and tampering with a motor vehicle. Rolanda Crying Head, 28, also from Lethbridge, is charged with tampering with a motor vehicle.
During their search, police recovered a new winter jacket, a pair of sunglasses, two gift cards, a small distinctive change purse and lottery tickets. Police say the male accused took police back to the vehicle where the jacket had been stolen and it was returned to its rightful owner.
Officers have not yet identified the owner of the sunglasses and other property. Anyone missing those items is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the claim process.
Police add the property was stolen from vehicles in the Stafford Drive area, from 9 Avenue to St. Edward Boulevard North and 6 Street to 13 Street North. They remind residents to always ensure valuables are removed from their vehicles and their doors are locked.