Hate Crimes & Firearm Offences

On July 31st a complaint was received from a local business regarding a male displaying currency stamped with several hate markings directed towards unnamed persons of the Jewish religious faith.  The Priority Street Crimes Unit of the MHPS identified and arrested 35-year-old Loki Hulgaard of Medicine Hat for incite hatred in public. Hulgaard was arrested and upon searching his backpack, officers located numerous $5 and $20 bills that were stamped with “Jews = ESAU, Jewish White Genocide” and Jewish White genocide.”

As a result of the arrest, a search warrant was executed at the accused's home where numerous computers, USB drives, white supremacy documents, 4 firearms (2x SKS high powered rifles with serial numbers removed), over 1200 rounds of ammunition, high capacity magazines and hate stickers displaying “Immigration = White Genocide” were seized. A search of the seized computers and USB’s will be completed and further charges may be laid as the investigation continues:

14 Charges laid to date include:

1)  Incite hatred in public

2)  Possess firearm with serial number removed x 2

3)  Unsafe storage of firearm X4

4)  Possess prohibited device x3

5)  Unauthorized possession of a firearmX4

The accused went before a justice of the peace on August 2nd and was released on a $4000 no cash recognizance with numerous conditions. His first court date is set for August 9th, 2018. If anyone has any additional information regarding these matters, please contact Cst. Eric Marshall of the Priority Street Crimes Unit.

Media Contact:

Inspector Tim McGough
Support Services Division
Medicine Hat Police Service
Ph: 403-529-8415