Members of the Lethbridge Police Priority Crimes Unit and Lethbridge ALERT have arrested dozens of subjects, laid hundreds of charges and recovered nearly half a million dollars in property during a joint forces operation that targeted chronic property crime offenders.
Project Street Sweeper resulted in the following:
Lethbridge Police have charged a 46-year-old man with aggravated assault after a 39-year-old man was airlifted to a Calgary hospital over the weekend with serious head injuries.
Lethbridge Police, Alberta Sheriffs and RCMP issued a total of 202 tickets for traffic and liquor violations during the 2017 Street Machine Weekend.
The most prevalent offences were speeding, stunting and distracted driving. In addition, police issued 10 alcohol-related vehicle suspensions, seized four vehicles related to suspended driving offences, executed 12 outstanding warrants and arrested one person for breach of release conditions.
Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at 7-Eleven along the 400 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South.
On July 7, 2017 during the early morning hours two male suspects with bandanas on their faces entered the store and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount, one of the suspects sprayed the clerk with bear spray and both fled the store.
Police continue to follow leads and no further information will be provided at this time.
Lethbridge Police have charged a 37-year-old man in connection with a weapons complaint Wednesday afternoon.
If you are involved in a collision and the combined damage is more than $2,000 or there are any injuries you are required by law to file a police report. If there are injuries or you believe the other driver is impaired, call 911 immediately. If the vehicles are not driveable, call 403-328-4444.
If there are no injuries and the vehicles are driveable, exchange information with the other driver(s) - name, address, driver's license number, license plate number, vehicle registration and insurance details. Once you have exchanged information, attend the Collision Reporting Centre at the police station, 135 1 Avenue South, to complete your police report.
The hours of operation of the CRC are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Sundays.