Numerous charges laid in downtown enforcement project

Lethbridge Police recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested 18 people including a couple trafficking prescription drugs with their three young children, as part of an ongoing initiative targeting criminal activity downtown.

On July 16, 2019 members of the Downtown Policing Unit and Priority Crimes Unit conducted a targeted sweep of the downtown core. The project resulted in the arrest of 11 subjects who are now facing numerous charges and the apprehension of seven subjects who were wanted on a combined total of 28 outstanding warrants. In addition, police seized a stolen Toyota 4-Runner worth $55,000.

Josee Gennifer Beattie, 25, of Lethbridge is charged with two counts of possession of stolen identity documents and possession of a stolen cheque.

Travis Kyle Bird, 32, of Lethbridge, is charged with mischief and breach of a recognizance.

Vanessa Spearchief, 28, of Standoff, is charged with theft of a vehicle, flight from police and dangerous driving.

Calvin Freddy Spearchief, 38, of Lethbridge, is charged with breach of a recognizance.

Kendall Nicole Rowe, 24, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

A 24-year-old man and 29-year-old woman are charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and child endangerment in relation to an incident where police observed the pair working together in Galt Gardens selling prescription narcotics with their three children – all under age four – in tow. Child and Family Service apprehended the children. The pair cannot be named to protect the identity of the children.

Osagie Omon-Anolu, 33, of Lethbridge, is charged with uttering threats.

Trevor Memphis Plaited Hair, 35, of Lethbridge, is charged with four counts of sexual assault.

Jeffrey Grant Ketel, 32, of Lethbridge,  is charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Whitney Rae Eaglechild, 25, of Lethbridge, is charged with assault with a weapon.