Search warrant executed a westside housing complex

Members of the ALERT Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit-Lethbridge, with assistance from the Lethbridge Regional Police Tactical Team, executed a search warrant at a housing complex along the 200 block of Columbia Boulevard earlier this afternoon.

 Investigation in the matter is ongoing.

 No further information will be released at this time.


Change your password in support of Fraud Prevention Month

 March is Fraud Prevention month and Lethbridge Regional Police are joining other law enforcement agencies, the financial industry and community partners to raise awareness and encourage people to protect their privacy.

 Activities have been scheduled throughout the province to inform people about the importance of protecting privacy and taking responsibility for their digital footprint – the traces of information left behind through emails and other online activities.

Two men charged with arson for fraudulent gain

 Lethbridge Regional Police have charged two men with arson in connection with a truck fire that occurred last November.

 On Nov. 4, 2013 police and the fire department responded to a truck fire along Cougar Bay North. The fire was determined to be arson, however no suspects were identified at the time. The truck sustained extensive damage and the owner subsequently received an insurance payout.

UPDATE: Sudden death investigation ongoing, but no evidence to suggest foul play

Lethbridge Regional Police continue to investigate the death of a male whose body was found earlier this morning inside a downtown bank, however foul play is not suspected.

 At approximately 6:15 a.m. a concerned citizen contacted police to report a male passed out inside an ATM vestibule along the 700 block of 4 Avenue South. Police attended and located the male, who was found to be deceased. The male has been identified as a 38-year-old Lethbridge man of no fixed address. His body will be transported to the Calgary Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy.