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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.  

Lethbridge Regional Police charge three men in connection with damaged headstones

Lethbridge Regional Police have charged three men in connection with $50,000 damage at St. Patrick’s Cemetery after a dozen headstones were found broken last week.

On March 12, 2014 police responded to a report from a city worker that a dozen headstones in St. Patrick’s Cemetery along the 500 block of 6 Avenue North had been broken. The headstones were located in an older part of the cemetery and some date back to the early 1900s. The majority of the damaged headstones were made of white marble, which cemetery officials say is no longer used by headstone manufacturers.

Lethbridge Regional Police seeking public assistance to locate owner of found money

 Lethbridge Regional Police are hoping to identify the rightful owner of a large sum of money found by staff at a local thrift store.

 On March 11, 2014 police attended Value Village along the 1600 block of Mayor Magrath Drive after staff located a significant quantity of money in the pocket of a pair of pants that had been donated.

 Attempts to locate the rightful owner have been unsuccessful so far and police are seeking the public’s assistance.