Taber Man Arrested After Gun Stolen From Vehicle

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36 year old Mason Cranston is facing several charges after a rifle and hunting equipment was stolen in Taber over the weekend.


Police in Taber making an arrest after a gun was stolen from a vehicle.  

On Saturday night (Nov. 24) Taber Police received a 911 call of a theft of a rifle and assorted hunting equipment from a vehicle on 62nd Street in that town. During that investigation it was also determined that a building foyer was entered in the same area and items were stolen from inside. 

A witness identified the suspect vehicle and gave a clothing description. Through investigation, Taber Police were able to identify that the vehicle backed onto the driveway of a residence on 62nd Avenue.  

Police attended the home, spoke to the home owner and arrested a 36 year old Taber man who also lives at that residence. A search warrant was executed later in the morning and most of the stolen property was recovered.  Some other items, including the rifle, were recovered in a field about 500 meters northwest of the suspected home. 
Mason Cranston has been charged with the following offences:

• Break, enter and commit theft;
• Theft from a motor vehicle under $5000.00;
• Possession of a firearm while prohibited; and
• Driving without a license, driving an uninsured motor  vehicle, and driving an unregistered motor vehicle.

Cranston was remanded to appear in Taber Provincial Court Nov. 27th. 

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