Project Street Sweeper gets results

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 man charged with aggravated assault

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.

On July 8, 2017 at approximately 5:30 a.m. EMS responded to a report of a male with a head injury at business along the 200 block of 3 Avenue South. The male was transported to Chinook Regional Hospital and subsequently transferred to Calgary for treatment of a fractured skull. He remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.

Police issue just over 200 tickets during Street Machine Weekend

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.

There was also one minor collision on Mayor Magrath Drive Friday night that was quickly resolved.

Police investigating armed robbery

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.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.