Public identification of Hanna thieves leads to search warrant

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With the assistance of the public, the suspects in the surveillance video from Jan. 21, 2020, were identified.

Hanna RCMP would like to thank the public and media for their assistance. 

As a result of further investigation, Johnathan Davis McMartin (19) of Olds, Alta. and David Alfred Matschke (37) of Didsbury, Alta., were jointly charged with the following: Unlawfully use credit card obtained by the commission of an offence (x3); Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (x5); Mischief, Theft under $5000 (x3); and Possession of property exceeding $5000 (x2).

Hanna RCMP obtained arrest warrants for both subjects as their whereabouts were unknown on Jan. 24, 2020.

That same day, Johnathan Davis was arrested by Olds RCMP on unrelated matters.

Following a judicial hearing for the above-noted charges, Davis was released on no cash bail to attend Hanna Provincial Court on Feb. 26, 2020.

David Alfred Matschke continues to have a warrant for his arrest.

Matschke is described as a caucasian who is 5’5”, 134 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes.

If you have any information about Matschke’s whereabouts, please contact Hanna RCMP at 403-854-3393 or your local police.

Background

Sometime overnight on Jan. 20, 2020, a vehicle parked at the Canalta Hotel was broken into. The following items were stolen from the vehicle: fuel pump pressure testing kit, Hilti impact gun, dash camera, miscellaneous hand tools and a credit card. 

On Jan. 21, 2020, the credit card was used to buy fuel at the Husky Gas Station in Hanna, Alta.
Video surveillance photos of two suspects and suspect vehicles are attached.  

 

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