Members of the Lethbridge Police Priority Crimes Unit and Lethbridge ALERT have laid 86 charges – with more pending – recovered $90,000 worth of stolen property and two loaded firearms during the first 10 days of Project Street Sweeper.
The intent of the joint forces operation is to target and apprehend chronic offenders committing property crimes, reduce incidents and recover stolen items. Much of the city’s property crime is rooted in the drug trade as offenders steal to feed their addiction or pay off drug debts.
Since May 8, 2017 the following people have been arrested and charged with a variety of property crimes offences.
Daymon William Sippola – total of 33 charges including firearms offences, possession of stolen property, theft, theft of a motor vehicle and breach of a recognizance. Additional charges are pending.
Miranda Dawn Gerard, 19 – total of 12 charges including firearms offences, possession of stolen property, theft and theft of a motor vehicle.
Timothy James Whaley, 21 – total of 3 charges including possession of stolen property and breach of a recognizance.
Daniel Jackson, 40 – total of 5 charges including possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl and methamphetamine) and possession of the proceeds of crime.
Raymond Simpson, 39 – total of 7 charges, including theft, possession of stolen property and shopbreaking and commit theft.
Just prior to the initiation of Project Street Sweeper, police also arrested three other property crime offenders.
On May 1, 2017 police arrested a male in possession of a stolen vehicle at a city home. A female inside a second stolen vehicle on the property was also arrested along with a male inside the home.
Kevin Allen Laffin, 32 – total of 21 charges (with more pending) including firearms offences and possession of stolen property.
Lori Lynn Malinsky, 39, is charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and codeine).
Tyler Elton Macausland, 32, is charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and possession of stolen property.
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