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Vulcan man facing drug charges after methamphetamine seized from vehicle

 Lethbridge Regional Police have charged a 50-year-old Vulcan man with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking after nearly 22 grams of methamphetamine was recovered from a vehicle.

 On March 18, 2014 at approximately 8:50 a.m. police observed a male sleeping in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked along the 900 block of 7 Street North. Police approached the vehicle to check on the driver and observed drug paraphernalia on the centre console.

Police charge three more people in connection with damaged headstones

Lethbridge Regional Police have laid further charges in connection with nearly $50,000 damage at St. Patrick’s Cemetery after a total of 17 headstones were found broken last week.

 An 18-year-old male and 18-year-old female were arrested March 18 and a 19-year-old male was arrested this morning.

 A total of six people are now facing mischief charges in connection with the damage.

LRPS now on Facebook

 Lethbridge Regional Police invite the public to “like” the new LRPS Facebook page.

LRPS will use Facebook to share police news, events, information and activities directly with the public. The goal of the Service’s social media presence is to serve as a source of truth at all times.

The LRPS Facebook page is available at www.facebook.com/LethbridgePoliceService

The page will not be monitored 24/7 and it’s important for the public to understand that we cannot accept crime reports via social media.

Free document shredding event fights back at identity fraud

 The Alberta Motor Association (AMA) is partnering with the Lethbridge Regional Police Service, RCMP and Lethbridge Mobile Shredding to host a public shredding event this Saturday to combat identity theft and other fraud-related crimes. 

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada.  Personal documents such as bank statements, credit card bills, receipts, utility bills and store receipts can be used to commit fraud. By safely disposing of these documents, individuals can safeguard their personal information and help protect them from becoming a victim of fraud.