Lethbridge Police Arrest Pair, Recover Stolen Pick-up Truck

Lethbridge Police are once again reminding all motorists to never leave a running vehicle unlocked or unattended for any amount of time.

Lethbridge Police have charged two men in connection with the theft of a vehicle after an officer found a stolen truck with the pair inside.

Police say on Wednesday (Feb. 6) an officer was patrolling on the north side when he observed a pick-up truck with two occupants that was illegally parked.

The rear console window had been smashed and a piece of cardboard was in its place. The officer ran the licence plate and found the truck had been stolen in late January and two people were quickly arrested.

36 year old Rodney Bottle of Cardston and 24 year old Renee Oka of Lethbridge are both facing charges.

Lethbridge Police are once again reminding all motorists – particularly during the current cold snap – to never leave a running vehicle unlocked or unattended for any amount of time.

Just this week, police also recovered two other stolen vehicles. In one case the vehicle was stolen when it was left unattended while it was running to warm up and in the other the thief used a spare key that had been stored in the centre console. In both instances the vehicles were left unlocked.

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