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5 people charged after $54,000 worth of stolen property recovered in Lethbridge

FILE: Lethbridge Police Service. Global News

Lethbridge police have laid charges against five people in connection with the recovery of $54,000 in stolen property last month.

Police said the stolen goods were recovered at the end of September during an investigation of a series of commercial and residential break-ins.

The property included a Ford F150 truck, electronics, tools, liquor, vehicle parts, bicycles and identity documents.

In addition, a Fender guitar, Epson projector and Canon camera – silent auction items that had been stolen from Big Brothers, Big Sisters – were also recovered.

Police also located some cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and fentanyl.

“Following further investigation, police were able to identify the rightful owners of most of the recovered property and it has been returned to them,” police said in a Friday news release.

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Jonathan Alexander Kogler, 28, of Lethbridge, is charged with assault, break and enter, arson, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and theft of a motor vehicle.

Jade Levi Trotter, 30, of Lethbridge, is charged with several offences including multiple counts of break and enter, trafficking stolen property and theft of a motor vehicle.

Natasha Kristen Brooks, 27, of Lethbridge, is charged with one count of possession of stolen property.

Paula Chantelle Reed, 48, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of break and enter.

Nicholas Rodney Scout, 32, of Lethbridge, is charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000.

Police said additional charges are pending against multiple others.

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