Tags : Lethbridge Police Service

Jamie Ellacott facing additional charges of sexual assault

A Lethbridge gymnastics coach who was previously charged by police with sexually assaulting a seven year old girl now faces even more charges. Thirty-three year old Jamie Ellacott, who was a former owner at the Lethbridge Gymnastics Academy, faces three additional charges of sexual assault stemming from alleged incidents involving girls aged 10, 12 and […]Read More

Lethbridge Police Service Community Survey results are in

The results of the 2022 Community Survey through the Lethbridge Police Service are in, and it shows more than three quarters of respondents are satisfied with the department. Eighty-six per cent said the service is adequate to good, however about 14 per cent rated the LPS as poor. “We can never have 100 per cent […]Read More

LPS announce newest K9 puppy name

A special puppy has been named by the Lethbridge Police Service. The Belgian Malinois was given the name of Bridge. Thirteen year old Kassie Hotton was the winner of the naming contest and was presented with a stuffed Malinois along with a tour of the police station. The dog naming contest saw 700 entries in […]Read More

Civic Centre Park tent site removal postponed

The tent encampment set up by Civic Centre Park was set to be torn down but has since been postponed by the City of Lethbridge. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the decision to delay the tear down follows a shooting on Sunday night at the encampment. The Lethbridge Police Service have charged a 37-year-old Lethbridge […]Read More

Targeted shooting at Lethbridge tent encampment

Lethbridge Police have charged a 37-year old male in connection with an incident where a man was shot Sunday night.  It was shortly after 8 PM when police responded to a report of a shooting at a tent encampment site, which is located along the 500 block on Stafford Drive South.  Upon arrival, a 33-year-old […]Read More

Shoes for Kids YQL bringing shoes to children in need

A majority of the time we take our footwear for granted. An initiative in Lethbridge is making sure that children and youth are able to receive solid footwear. The Shoes for Kids YQL campaign is entering its second year. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, last year the drive raised over $16,000. There were also 485 […]Read More

Lethbridge Police Victim Services Unit marks 30 year milestone

Lethbridge Police Victim and Witness Services Unit celebrated its 30th anniversary Thursday night. The event, which was originally supposed to take place last year, was pushed back because of the pandemic. Since 1991 over 500 volunteers have put in 480,000 hours while supporting more than 6,000 families and youth. Program Manager for Victim Services Catherine […]Read More

The Watch program recognized with provincial justice award

The Lethbridge Police Service’s Watch Program was recognized last week with the Community Justice Award. It is an award acknowledging either individuals or organizations that have contributed to community justice work in the province. The program began in May of 2019 and manager Jeff Cove says to be recognized on the provincial stage feels amazing. […]Read More

New LPS K-9 puppy needs a name, police hold naming

The Lethbridge K-9 Unit has added a new four-legged addition to their team, and they need the public’s help in naming it. The LPS is holding a ‘Name The Puppy Contest’ for their new 12-week-old puppy before he begins his new career. Constable Braylon Hyggen says this is also the first time in decades that […]Read More

Global crime index report places Lethbridge 49th

Two Alberta cities have landed in the top 100 when it comes to crime. According to a report done by Numbeo, Lethbridge placed 56th on the list and Red Deer ranked 67th. The worst of the Canadian cities was Surrey, B.C. which landed in the 49th spot. Numbeo creates a database for quality of life […]Read More

Construction zone safety in Lethbridge

The City of Lethbridge is reminding motorists to slow down and drive carefully in construction zones. There is currently work being completed in different areas of the city including Mayor Magrath and Scenic Drive. City staff and the Lethbridge Police Service say it is important to ease up on the gas pedal in these zones […]Read More

Drug house closed down in Lethbridge

A problem property in Lethbridge has now been shut down for 90 days due to drug activity. The Safer Community and Neighbourhoods, or SCAN unit, of the Alberta Sheriffs obtained a court order to shut down the house at 124 – 19 St N in Lethbridge. A fence has been erected and the house has […]Read More

Car crashes through front of north Fabutan

There was a close call over the weekend for a business in Lethbridge. A car crashed into the front of the north Fabutan and Hush Lash Studio location. The driver hit another vehicle that was stopped outside at a red light at 2A Avenue and then made another sudden turn and crashed into a car […]Read More

LPS Town Hall relays numbers for crime

Members of the Lethbridge community gathered at the Galt Museum on Tuesday evening to ask questions and voice their concerns to members of the Lethbridge Police Service and the Lethbridge Police Commission. The information will be used for the service’s 2023 to 2026 Business Strategic Plan. Last year the service received over 36,000 calls and […]Read More

PACT program beneficial for AHS and LPS

The Lethbridge Police Service is partnering with Alberta Health Services in our city to help out those who are battling mental health and addiction issues. An LPS constable is paired with a mental health therapist from AHS to service high risk clients. The program, which began in 2018, is called the Police and Crisis Team. […]Read More

MADD and LPS hoping to stop impaired driving

The Lethbridge Police Service and the Lethbridge and Area Chapter of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving are once again joining forces. The two groups are encouraging motorists not to drink and drive when they get behind the wheel. You will see mobile signs throughout the city where impaired drivers have been charged starting in May. […]Read More

LPS to implement addiction treatment upon arrest

The Alberta government announced a unique new partnership with the Lethbridge Police Service and the Blood Tribe Police. Those who are battling addiction now have access to addiction treatment once they are arrested. Alberta’s Virtual Dependency Program says that anyone who is arrested in Lethbridge or on the Blood Tribe will be able to access […]Read More

LPS Sgt. Jason Moulton found not guilty of discreditable conduct

A Lethbridge police sergeant at the heart of the meme-gate scandal was found not guilty of one count of discreditable conduct today during a misconduct hearing at City Hall. Video Journalist Micah Quinn was at the hearing and has more of the details. The situation stems from the WhatsApp group called the Meme Militia in […]Read More

LPS warn against distracted driving

The Lethbridge Police Service is cautioning against distracted driving in our city. The Select Traffic Enforcement Program is being highlighted by the LPS this month. Distracted driving can land you a 300 dollar fine and three demerit points. In Lethbridge, 458 distracted driving tickets were dishes out in 2021. Traffic Sgt. Danny Lomness, says in […]Read More

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