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Lethbridge man charged with aggravated assault, dangerous driving

 Lethbridge Regional Police have charged a 50-year-old man in connection with a recent incident where a male was struck by a vehicle at a local campsite.

 On Aug. 7, 2014 at approximately 7:05 p.m. police responded to a report that a 50-year-old male camping in Bridgeview Campground had been struck by a vehicle. EMS transported the male to hospital with serious injuries. Investigation determined that the male had been sitting in a chair in his campsite when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle and victim are known to one another.

Quebec man charged in fraudulent banking scheme

 Lethbridge Regional Police have charged at 20-year-old Montreal man with numerous offences in connection with a fraudulent banking scheme.

 On Aug. 1, 2014 police responded to a suspected fraud in progress at ATB Financial along Highlands Boulevard after an out-of-province male, who opened a new account the day before, attended to deposit two substantial cheques. The teller refused the deposit and the male left the bank prior to police arrival. He was located later in the day at a southside hotel.

Police investigating indecent act

 Lethbridge Regional Police are investigating report of an indecent act in the river valley.

 On Aug. 7, 2014 at approximately 4 p.m. two females were tubing down the Oldman River and floated around a bend between Softball Valley, the dog park and Pavan Park when they observed a naked male on the bank, yelling at them and masturbating. The women ignored the male and continued down the river. Police were contacted a short time later but were unable to locate the subject.

Lethbridge man charged with sexual assault

 Lethbridge Regional Police have charged a 22-year-old man with sexual assault following a recent incident involving inappropriate touching.

 On July 29, 2014 at approximately 8:15 a.m. a 30-year-old woman was walking along 5 Avenue and 11 Street South when she was approached by an unknown male who asked for the time. The woman provided the time and the male asked to see her fingernails then touched her inappropriately. The victim left the area without further incident and reported the matter to police.

 Following investigation the subject was identified and later located.

Twelve-year-old boy charged with incest, sexual assault

 Lethbridge Regional Police have charged a 12-year-old boy for sexually assaulting his two younger sisters.

 Last month police received information that a 12-year-old boy was engaging in sexual activity with his 10-year-old and eight-year-old sisters. An investigation was initiated and determined that the boy sexually assaulted both girls on multiple occasions between May and July 2014.