Lethbridge Regional Police warning the public about High Risk Offender

 In the interest of public safety, the Lethbridge Regional Police Service is issuing the following public warning in regard to the release of a high risk offender.Wesley Alfred Arcand, 37, was released from Grande Cache Institution after serving a two-year, four-month sentence for assault causing bodily harm, assault, trafficking in a controlled substance and failing to comply with conditions. Arcand has a history of violence and information contained in his file indicates he is a high risk to re-offend.

Arcand poses a significant risk of harm to the general community.

Arcand, who will be residing in the City of Lethbridge, is bound by numerous conditions including:

  • A daily curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • A prohibition from entering an establishment where the primary purpose is the sale or consumption of alcohol or is regarded as a licensed establishment, including casinos
  • A prohibition from purchasing, possessing or consuming alcohol, intoxicants, inhalants and any drug prohibited under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and prescription drugs unless prescribed by a physician
  • A prohibition from owning, possessing, carrying any firearm, crossbow, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device, ammunition, incendiary material, explosive substance or any other item that could be used as a weapon, including a knife unless for culinary purposes.

The Lethbridge Regional Police Service is issuing this information and warning after careful deliberation of all related issues, including privacy concerns, in the belief that it is clearly in the public interest to inform members of the community of the presence of Wesley Alfred Arcand. Police believe there is a significant risk to the health or safety of the public.

 Residents are advised that the intent of this process make the public aware of Arcand’s presence and not to embark on any form of vigilante action.

 This information is released under the authority of Section 32 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSA 2000, C.F-25.

A photo of Arcand is included below.