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Vehicle hits ditch near Taber; police find thousands of dollars in stolen property

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TABER, AB – A Medicine Hat man has been arrested after police in Taber found thousands of dollars in stolen property after trying to stop a vehicle which eventually ran into a ditch.

It happened late Monday night (Dec. 21), when Taber Police attempted to pull over a truck reported stolen from Redcliff. Police say the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and vaulted into a ditch before coming to a stop.

The two occupants ran away, however the female passenger was immediately apprehended.  After a short search, the man driving the truck was also arrested.

A search of the vehicle revealed several thousand dollars worth of stolen property from the Redcliff and Medicine Hat areas.

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The driver, 31 year old Shane Poole from Medicine Hat is facing a very long list of charges.

A 25 year old woman, also from Medicine Hat was charged Possession of Stolen Property.

Both will appear in court next month.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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