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Coaldale man charged in connection with multiple tire thefts

 Lethbridge Regional Police have charged a 42-year-old Coaldale man in connection with several tire thefts.

On April 29, 2014 police responded to a report that a tire had been stolen off a vehicle parked in a lot along the 200 block of 4 Avenue South. A description of the suspect was provided at the time and while police were on scene a male matching the description was located beside a jacked up vehicle with one of its tires removed. The male was subsequently arrested without incident.

Expansion of police headquarters: what the public needs to know during construction

 The Lethbridge Regional Police Service will soon be breaking ground on the construction of an expansion along the north side of the station to accommodate ongoing growth and meet the needs of the Service for the next 20 years.

 Construction will take place in several phases and is expected to be completed in 2016. The Service has developed comprehensive business continuity plans to ensure operations remain as close as possible to business as usual during the construction, however there will be some impacts to the community.

Police charge man with sexual assault

 Lethbridge Regional Police have charged a 26-year-old male with sexual assault in connection with an incident last week.On April 14, 2014 at approximately 5 p.m. two females were walking in separate directions in the area of the 900 block of 4 Avenue South when they were each approached by an unknown male riding a bicycle. In each case the male engaged the women in conversation, asked to see their fingernails then assaulted one of the women by grabbing her.

Police investigating robbery; seeking public assistance to identify subject

 Lethbridge Regional Police are investigating a robbery that occurred earlier this week at a south side hotel.

 On April 23, 2014 at approximately 3:53 a.m. police responded to a 911 call from an employee at the Quality Inn and Suites along the 4000 block of 2 Avenue South. The employee reported that an unknown male carrying what appeared to be a canister of pepper spray and a hatchet entered the hotel and demanded cash. An undisclosed amount was provided and the male subsequently left the area. No one was injured.

Lethbridge Regional Police warning the public about High Risk Offender

 In the interest of public safety, the Lethbridge Regional Police Service is issuing the following public warning in regard to the release of a high risk offender.Wesley Alfred Arcand, 37, was released from Grande Cache Institution after serving a two-year, four-month sentence for assault causing bodily harm, assault, trafficking in a controlled substance and failing to comply with conditions. Arcand has a history of violence and information contained in his file indicates he is a high risk to re-offend.

Arcand poses a significant risk of harm to the general community.