Lethbridge Man Facing Charges for Several Property Crimes

Kody Abraham Martens, 30, is facing a long list of charges, including assaulting a peace officer and possession of stolen property.

Lethbridge Police have charged a 30 year old man with numerous property crimes and additional charges from RCMP jurisdictions are also pending. On January 25th just after 2:30 pm, police responded to a report that a wanted subject was currently at a bank along the 700 block of 4 Avenue South. When police arrived, the subject became belligerent and combative with police and following a brief altercation with officers he was taken into custody. The man was found to be in possession of keys belonging to a stolen truck with a stolen license plate that was parked outside. A female passenger in the vehicle was initially arrested but later released without charges. Following further investigation, the man was charged with additional offences in relation to possession of several stolen vehicles (all stolen over the past two months), stolen license plates and a car prowling incident Jan. 22 where the male brandished a knife after the owner of the vehicle found him inside. Charges of failing to stop for police in Lethbridge and other rural jurisdictions are also pending along with property crime charges stemming from incidents in Picture Butte and Coaldale that RCMP are investigating. Kody Abraham Martens is facing a long list of charges, including assaulting a peace officer and possession of stolen property. - Lethbridge Police Service media release

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