Tags : Lethbridge Police Service

Badges vs Bolts raises money for Jack Ady Cancer Centre

The Badges versus Bolts charity hockey game took place over the weekend. Members of Lethbridge police, fire and emergency services, along with the RCMP teamed up to face off against the Lethbridge Lightning. The Badges picked up the win, but the big winner of the event was the Jack Ady Cancer Centre. Alex Sirard, the […]Read More

LPS warning about cryptocurrency related-frauds

The Lethbridge Police Service says there is a rise in crime related to cryptocurrency related-fraud here in our city. In Lethbridge alone, 18 victims have been defrauded of over $800,000. Some of these are investment scams where the criminals gain the trust of victims by showing profits of 100 to 500 per cent. Additional scams […]Read More

Christmas Check Stop screens over 800 drivers during past weekend

Last week, Bridge City News brought you a story on the Christmas Check Stop program put on by the Lethbridge Police Service. The Lethbridge Police Service began their 2021 Christmas Check Stop Campaign on December 4th. During last year’s campaign, only one impaired driving charge was given. https://bridgecitynews.ca/lps-getting-ready-for-check-stop-campaign/ Along with Alberta Sheriffs and the Coaldale […]Read More

LPS getting ready for Check Stop campaign

The Lethbridge Police Service is preparing for a higher number of impaired drivers this Christmas season. The LPS is kicking off their Christmas Check Stop campaign this weekend. In 2020, the police noticed a decrease in the number of drivers out on the roads. Only one impaired driving charge was given last year during the […]Read More

Boot camp by LPS for female officer hopefuls

The Lethbridge Police Service is recruiting more female officers. The LPS is doing so by offering a four day boot camp to help new female recruits hone their physical fitness and craft in the field. Only 12 per cent of officers within the LPS are female. Staff Sgt. Christy Woods says the force wants to […]Read More

LPS officers admit to most misconduct allegations at ‘MemeGate’ hearing

Eight months ago, five Lethbridge Police officers were suspended after being accused of distributing inappropriate images. This quickly became known as ‘MemeGate’ In June, Constables Keon Woronuk, Matthew Rilkoff, Derek Riddell, David Easter, and Sgt. Jason Moulton had all pleaded not guilty to each of their six charges under the Alberta Police Act. Moulton also […]Read More

Raising funds for first responders through fitness

A Lethbridge police officer is looking to raise funds and spread awareness for first responder mental health. As Micah Quinn explains, the constable will be attempting a feat of strength over a 24-hour period to support those who need the help.   You can donate to the fundraiser by visiting https://www.facebook.com/donate/220297013361459/Read More

Service dogs welcomed to LPS

Two new police service dogs are ready to make their mark with the Lethbridge Police Service. The canines were honoured today as they start their work with the LPS. Micah Quinn has the details.Read More

Call for volunteers from Victim/Witness Services Unit

The Lethbridge Police Service’s Victim/Witness Services Unit has been serving the community for 30 years to deliver 24 hour a day victim crisis support. The unit provides crisis care for people who have been victims of trauma and abuse. The unit has had close to 600 volunteers, working on over 41,000 case files. The unit […]Read More

LPS charge 6 teens with incidents of violence and threats

The Lethbridge Police Service has charged six individuals in connection with two separate incidents of violence and threats of violence involving a group of young adults and minors.   Both incidents occurred within a two-week span in the area of two city skate parks, with two adults and four minors charged in total. The investigation […]Read More

Director of Not4Sale reacts to human trafficking case

Last week we brought you a story from the Lethbridge Police Service, which charged 10 men in our city in an alleged human trafficking investigation. https://bridgecitynews.ca/lethbridge-police-charge-10-males-in-human-trafficking-investigation/ Not4Sale is an awareness group in Lethbridge that advocates for children who face human trafficking around the world. Joy-Lynn Stickel, the Not4Sale Director, says this case shows that human […]Read More

Lethbridge Police charge 10 males in human trafficking investigation

Lethbridge Police along with RCMP, the Calgary Police Service and ALERT’s Human Trafficking Counter Exploitation Unit have charged 10 males believed to be responsible for the sexual exploitation, sexual assault and trafficking of a female minor.   An investigation that began late last week has resulted in 10 males in Lethbridge being charged in connection […]Read More

Community program Kids ‘N Kops enters 20th year

A unique program is underway once again to help grow positive interactions between kids and first responders in the Lethbridge area. The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lethbridge matched children with volunteers and members of the Coalhurst Fire Department and Lethbridge Police Service on Monday to allow for connections to form with our first […]Read More

LPS strengthening resources for Street Machine Weekend

If you’re cruising around this weekend for Street Wheelers, keep an extra eye out for police. The Lethbridge Police Service will be stepping up enforcement efforts over the weekend. This comes following an increase in public complaints regarding loud mufflers, racing and stunting.    Acting Sgt. with the Traffic Unit, Brent Paxman with the LPS, […]Read More

LPS continuing to search for missing woman, asking public for

Lethbridge Police are continuing to work with Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services in the Henderson Lake Park area trying to locate Christiane Saint-Pierre. The 55-year-old female was reported missing from her Lethbridge home on July 5th. She is described as 5’8 around 125 lbs with a fit slim build.    Police are asking motorists to […]Read More

No plea entered at LPS Misconduct Hearing

Five suspended Lethbridge police officers involved in the dissemination of negative memes about their former bosses, made their first appearance today at a professional misconduct hearing, but won’t enter a plea until May. During the virtual hearing this morning, the five officers including Sgt. Jason Moulton, Cst. Keon Woroniuk, Cst. Matthew Rokkoff, Cst. Derek Riddell […]Read More

Petition creator speaks out on ‘Wanted Wednesdays’ Facebook posts

On Monday, Bridge City News delivered a story of an online petition that is aiming to end Lethbridge Police Service’s ‘Wanted Wednesdays’ Facebook posts.  The creator of the petition,  Paul Butler calls the practice “an outdated public shaming approach that has no place in modern policing and modern society.”  Lethbridge Police released in a statement […]Read More

LPS responds to online petition to end ‘Wanted Wednesdays’ social

An online petition is aiming to end Lethbridge Police Service’s ‘Wanted Wednesdays’ Facebook posts.  The posts which share the names, pictures, and information about the alleged offences and previous convictions of suspects are aimed to make the public aware that the suspect is at large. It also helps police to obtain information from the community […]Read More

Details of LPS Action Plan explained

The City of Lethbridge has released a summary of the Lethbridge Police Service Action Plan. The full document drafted by LPS Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh, and the Lethbridge Police Commission was sent to Justice Minister and Solicitor General Kaycee Madu on the evening of April 11, according to commission chair Rob vanSpronsen. This plan is in […]Read More

LPS action plan ready for Justice Minister ahead of deadline

The Lethbridge Police Service says they’ve completed their action plan for Alberta’s Justice Minister and Solicitor General ahead of the April 16 deadline. On March 22, Minister Kaycee Madu sent letters to LPS Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh, Lethbrige Police Commission Chair Rob vanSpronsen and Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman informing them that he was giving them a […]Read More

Negative memes behind recent police suspensions

Lethbridge Police Service has confirmed the five employees who have recently been suspended with pay are all police officers. Edmonton Police Service, who investigated the matter, meanwhile confirmed to Bridge City News that the suspensions are in fact due to some memes depicting the former administration in a negative light.  Edmonton police confirm that in […]Read More

LPS Police Chief responds to allegations by Shannon Phillips

Lethbridge West-MLA Shannon Phillips spoke out at the Legislature yesterday and alleges that not one or two, but five members of the Lethbridge Police Service did searches on her multiple times. She says the actions of LPS no longer make her feel safe in her own community. Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh addressed those allegations by MLA Shannon Phillips earlier today at the LPS. He says the investigation into the allegations is ongoing, and has been turned over to the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team. The Chief also acknowledged that trust has been broken between LPS and the community. Read More