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Pair charged in Fort Macleod break-in make first appearance

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on November 29, 2022.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

Two people accused of breaking into a Fort Macleod business earlier this month had their charges addressed for the first time in Lethbridge provincial court Friday.

David Archibald Hearn of Fort Macleod and Kristy Leanne Miller of Redcliff are charged with single counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000, break and enter/commit theft, and flight from police, as well as two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000.

At about 9:21 p.m. Nov. 21 Fort Macleod RCMP received a complaint someone was breaking into at a local business. Fort Macleod RCMP, along with Coaldale traffic services and the south district police dog services, caught up to a fleeing vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle took off, however, but was found a short time later, and although several occupants fled on foot, two suspects were caught with the help of police dog Monty.

Police determined the 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 used in the offence had been stolen from Medicine Hat. Further investigation revealed the suspects were involved in several other property crimes around southern Alberta and were in possession of a large amount of stolen property. Police also believe additional individuals were involved.

Hearn, 50, and Miller, 31, were subsequently released on bail. Their next court appearance is scheduled for Friday.

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