Cochrane RCMP have charged a local man after he was caught passed out in a vehicle in West Terrace.
Officers were called out to the vehicle on Aug. 24 to find the man passed out behind the wheel.
When they got there, they found drug paraphernalia in plain view.
They soon discovered that the vehicle and the licence plate were stolen.
The man was then taken into custody.
Mounties searched the vehicle and found stolen tools, identity documents, weapons and other illicit drugs.
The suspect's clothing also matched earlier reports of a male stealing another vehicle in Cochrane.
Cochrane RCMP’s Detachment Commander Inspector Dave Brunner said, “Property crime has been on the rise in many communities and in our own. We thank the citizens of Cochrane for reporting the suspicious activity to police, resulting in an arrest and recovery of stolen property”.
Twenty-eight-year-old Kyle Philip Faber has been charged with 25 offences, which includes possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, unlawful possession of identity documents, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
The Cochrane man was held for a judicial interim release hearing and released with conditions.
He is scheduled to appear in Cochrane Provincial Court on Sept. 26.
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