Taber theft sus­pects granted bail

Third sus­pect ar­rested again last week­end with two other women

Lethbridge Herald - - HOMETOWN NEWS - Fol­low @DelonHer­ald on Twit­ter Delon Shurtz LETH­BRIDGE HER­ALD dshurtz@leth­bridge­

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.

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