While RCMP were patrolling Wrangler Park in Rocky View County On December 7 at approximately 1:30 a.m., they encountered a vehicle parked out of place near a business.
A query of the license plate revealed it was stolen, RCMP positioned their vehicles close to the suspect vehicle to prevent it from fleeing. As they approached they found the driver sleeping behind the wheel. The driver was arrested, along with the vehicle that was stolen out of Calgary, a large volume of tools and various bags filled with goods believed to be stolen were found within the vehicle
The driver was brought to Strathmore Detachment cells where he was held for a bail hearing. Lakhwinder Mangat was charged with 10 new offences including Possession of Property of Crime Over $5,000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000, Failure to Comply with a Condition of an Undertaking X 4, and other Traffic Safety Act charges.
Mangat was released during the hearing with conditions and a future court date. At the time of his arrest, he was at large on two outstanding auto theft investigations.
This investigation remains open to identify the owners of the property found within the vehicle.