ASIRT investigating incident involving injured deer

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating an incident involving the actions of a Lethbridge Police officer who used his service vehicle to euthanize an injured deer.

Late in the day on January 7, 2019 LPS was contacted by a local media agency after a citizen submitted a video that shows an on-duty officer using a police truck to drive over an injured deer along the 1600 block of Scenic Drive South in an effort to euthanize it.

Police warn opioid users to take precautions following two deaths

Lethbridge Police are advising opioid users to be aware of a bad batch of the drug and take precautions.

Over the past 24 hours police responded to two suspected overdose deaths and officers believe an extremely potent batch of opioids is in circulation on city streets. Anyone using opioids is advised to do so at the Supervised Consumption Site or have Naloxone and someone with the ability to administer it, nearby.

Police will not be releasing any further information about the two deaths.

Massage therapist charged with sexual assault

Lethbridge Police have charged a 53-year-old massage therapist with sexual assault.

On November 28, 2018 a 34-year-old woman attended the police station and reported she was sexually assaulted during a massage earlier in the day. The allegations involve inappropriate touching. Following further investigation the male was subsequently charged.