The Lethbridge Police Service and Lethbridge Pride Fest Society are committed to continuing to strengthen the relationship between the Police Service and LGBT2Q+ community and have been working closely the past six months in preparation for this week’s Pride celebration.
Lethbridge Police continue to investigate deliberate damage to the Pride crosswalk and are treating the matter as an incident of hate-motivated mischief.
The investigation is ongoing but to date has determined that on June 14, 2017 between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. black Tremclad paint was poured on the recently painted rainbow cross walk at the intersection of 3 Avenue and 6 Street South. Two cans of paint were located nearby and seized for forensic processing.
Lethbridge Police are investigating a report of vandalism to the Pride crosswalk downtown.
Earlier this morning an employee with the City of Lethbridge reported that manure and tar had been spread on the rainbow crosswalk at the intersection of 3 Avenue and 6 Street South.
At this time the investigation is in the very early stages and there are no additional details or information to release.
Members of the Lethbridge Police Service, Alberta Sheriffs, Lethbridge Correctional Centre, Taber Police Service, and Blood Tribe Police Service CP Rail Police – with support from local Special Olympics athletes – will hit the road Friday, June 16, 2017 for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) 500-km Bike Ride for Special Olympics.
On Thursday, June 15 the Lethbridge Police Service and Lethbridge Elder Abuse Response Network (LEARN) will be hosting a community event to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Since 2006, organizations around the world have held events to raise awareness of elder abuse as a health and human rights issue.
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.