Theft of tools

On March 3, 2018, the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) received a complaint of a theft of tools valued at approximately $7,000.00 from a welding truck in the 800 Block of 14 ST SW, Medicine Hat. 

On March 8, 2018, a suspect was identified through video footage and found to be residing in a motel in the 800 block of Gershaw Dr, SW.  The suspect was arrested by members of the Priority Street Crime Unit and after exiting his suite a search warrant was executed which resulted in the recovery of the tools and approximately 600 grams of cannabis with a street value of $6,000.00.

Chad Raymond ORCHYK, 53 yrs old has been charged with Possession of Stolen Property over $5,000.00 and Possession of a Controlled Substance of 30 grams. A bail hearing has been held and ORCHYK has been released on $2,500.00 no cash Recognizance with his next court appearance set for April, 5, 2018.