By Jensen, Randy on October 22, 2020.
Lethbridge Police have charged a city man in connection to a stolen vehicle.
On Oct. 15, a citizen reported to the Lethbridge Police that their vehicle was stolen from a northside residential area after they left it running and unattended for a short period of time.
On Wednesday, members of the Lethbridge Police Service Priority Crimes Unit located the stolen vehicle, occupied, on the westside. Nathan Brewer, 30, Lethbridge was found inside the stolen vehicle. Brewer has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000 and two counts of breach of undertaking.
Lethbridge Police want to remind all citizens that vehicles left unlocked and running to “warm up” during these cooler days are huge targets for offenders. Oftentimes stolen vehicles are simply a crime of opportunity.
Here are some tips from LPS to prevent vehicle thefts and other property offences:
– Don’t leave a running vehicle unlocked or unattended;
– Don’t leave spare sets of keys in your vehicle;
– If your vehicle or keys have been stolen, immediately change the locks; and
– Report any suspicious activity or vehicle crime to police.