Taber theft suspects granted bail
Third suspect arrested again last weekend with two other women
Two men charged in relation to thefts from a Taber-area business last month have been released from custody.
During a brief hearing Friday in Lethbridge provincial court, Daniel James Chrysler and Dakota Robert Parker were released on bail and several conditions, including they not have any contact with each other or a third co-accused, Megan Lynne Laube of Lethbridge.
Chrysler was released on a $2,000 no-cash recognizance while Parker was released on $5,000 cash bail. They were also ordered to obey a curfew every day, report weekly to the RCMP, live at specific addresses, abstain from the use of drugs and alcohol, and not possess any weapons.
On Sept. 10, Taber RCMP received a report that a business in the MD of Taber had been broken into and several items stolen. The stolen items were listed for sale online three days later, and the following day RCMP officers, the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit and Lethbridge police officers, including the tactical team, converged on a residence in Lethbridge and arrested three people.
Stolen property was recovered and returned to the owner, and police seized drugs and a stolen firearm they also found at the residence.
Chrysler, 38, faces 16 charges including possession of stolen property, drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a weapon obtained by crime. He returns to Taber court on those matters Nov. 13. He also has Lethbridge charges of failing to attend court, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and shoplifting, and is scheduled to return to court on those charges Nov. 16.
Parker, 21, is charged with 15 offences, including possession of stolen property, fail to comply with conditions, careless use of a firearm and drug possession. And Laube, 28, has 16 charges comprising possession of a firearm obtained by the commission of an offence, careless use and storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and knowing possession of it is unauthorized, possession of stolen property under $5,000, and possession of property obtained by crime.
Laube was released from custody shortly after her arrest, but she was arrested again last weekend with two other women following a traffic stop near Cardston.
RCMP conducted the traffic stop Oct. 6 at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 5 near Cardston, during which they seized a sawed off shotgun, replica hand gun, stolen property, drug paraphernalia and drugs.
Laube, as well as Kendall Pyne, 38, of Lethbridge, and Stephanie Rouzes, 34, of Medicine Hat, have been charged with several weapon-related offences, including possession of a prohibited firearm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. They are also charged with drug possession, possession of stolen property and numerous counts of failing to comply with a court order.
All three women made brief appearances Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court and were released on bail. Their next court hearings are scheduled for Nov. 5 in Cardston. Laube is also scheduled to return to court Oct. 18 on the Taber Charges.