Medicine Hat man charged with inciting hatred in public

Police were called by a local business on July 31 after a man displayed money stamped with an anti-Semitic message.

Local business called police after someone displayed money stamped with anti-Semitic message

Guns, ammunition and cash was seized from a home in Medicine Hat following complaints someone was displaying money stamped with an anti-Semitic message. (Medicine Hat Police Service)

A Medicine Hat, Alta., man is facing charges of inciting hatred in public after complaints from a local business about someone displaying money stamped with with an anti-Semitic message.

When police arrested the man on July 31, a search of the suspect's backpack turned up several $5 and $20 bills that had been stamped with hateful markings directed toward Jewish people.

Police later executed a search warrant at the accused's home, where they seized numerous computers, USB drives, and documents pertaining to white supremacy, along with four firearms with the serial numbers removed, more than 1,200 rounds of ammunition, high capacity magazines and anti-Semitic stickers.

Loki Hulgaard, 35, is facing 14 charges including:

  • Inciting hatred in public.
  • Two counts of possessing a firearm with the serial number removed.
  • Four counts of unsafe storage of a firearm.
  • Three counts of possessing a prohibited device.
  • Four counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Hulgaard went before a justice of the peace last week and was released on bail with numerous conditions.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Eric Marshall of the Priority Street Crimes Unit.

Medicine Hat is about 290 kilometres southeast of Calgary.