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String of break-ins results in long list of charges against Lethbridge man

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A laundry list of charges have been laid against a Lethbridge man after several recent break-ins across southern Alberta.

Lethbridge Police pulled a vehicle over on April 1 and arrested 35 year old Stephen Reidy for breaching a release order stemming from a previous charge of break-and-enter to a rural business.

Further investigation led to charges in connection to a break-in near Strathmore which resulted in more than $500,000 in theft and property damage.

Search of a storage locker, home and vehicle a week later turned up about $50,000 in tools, electronics, copper wire and drugs.

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Recovered property was linked to the break-in near Strathmore as well as two break-ins at well sites outside of Taber.

In total, Lethbridge Police have charged Reidy with six counts of failing to comply with a release order; four counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000; one count of possession of stolen property over $5,000; one count of possession of break-and-enter tools; and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

He remains in custody with a court date set for Friday, April 30.

The LPS says Reidy is also facing additional charges from other law enforcement agencies.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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