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Monday, June 4, 2012

Bomb Scare at WalMart, Don't Throw Rocks, & Copperwood B&E Arrest

Throwing Rocks Lands Across the Mountain in Hot Water

On June 2, 2012, at 17:00 hours Kyle Across the Mountain approached two males (unknown to him) who were sitting on the patio of a residence located in the 1900 block of 8A Ave North Lethbridge.
Across the Mountain began throwing rocks at the two males for no apparent reason. The two males ran inside the residence and called police. Across the Mountain threw rocks at the door of the residence shattering the glass window.
A male neighbour came to intervene and was also assaulted with rocks on his own lawn in the 1900 block of 8A Ave North Lethbridge.
Across the Mountain was apprehended by police at the scene. None of the three males sustained injury.
Kyle Across The Mountain (18) of Lethbridge, Alberta has been charged with three counts of assault with a weapon and one count of mischief contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada and will make his first court appearance in early August, 2012.
Bill Anderson
Lethbridge Regional Police Service


Bomb Scare at Lethbridge Northside Wal-Mart

The Lethbridge Regional Police Service are currently investigating a bomb threat at Wal-Mart (located at 3195 26 Avenue, North). A call was received by police at 7:50 pm June 3th from a male who simply stated there is a bomb in the Wal-Mart building and hung up.
Police officers attended shortly after and spoke with management. Building management has decided to evacuate the building while it is being searched for suspicious packages. Police and management are continuing to search at this time.
An update will be provided when the search is completed.
UPDATE: 11:00 P.M. June 3, 2012
Lethbridge Regional Police Service and management have now concluded their search and nothing has been located. Walmart Employees have returned to work.
The Lethbridge Regional Police Service will be continuing with the investigation to try and identify the caller and lay appropriate criminal charges.
Staff Sergeant Bill Anderson, BPA, GDM, MBA
Team B

Patrol Operations Section

Community Policing Division

Lethbridge Regional Police Service.


Arrest Made in Copperwood Home Invasion

32 year old Justin Beaune is facing a long list of charges in relation to a home invasion in West Lethbridge back on May 16th.

Lethbridge Regional Police have laid charges in relation to a home invasion in West Lethbridge a few weeks ago. 32 year old Justin Beaune, also known as Justin Prasad is accused of break and enter, use of a firearm, uttering death threats, criminal harassment, wearing a disguise, and unlawful confinement.  The charges relate to an incident in the Copperwood subdivision on May 16th when a man called police to say he was assaulted by two men in his home on Coalbanks Road. Police say the victim stated the suspects were brandishing a handgun. Beaune appeared in Lethbridge Provincial Court Friday. Police say they expect more arrests to be made in relation to this case.
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