Police participating in firearms training today; 2 more assaults; 2 charged with arson
Lethbridge Regional Police advise the public that officers will participate in firearms training at the police range in the river valley today from 15:00 until 23:30. Residents in the vicinity may hear shots being fired during this time.
LRPS also report on two assaults that occurred yesterday.
Around 13:52 yesterday, police responded to a business along the 500 block of 6 Avenue South after receiving a report that a man had been stabbed. Responding officers located a 38-year-old male suffering from a stab wound to the leg. The victim was taken to Chinook Regional Hospital, treated for non-life-threatening injuries, and released.
An investigation determined the incident had occurred at a home along the 600 block of 5 Street South following an altercation between the victim and a 29-year-old male acquaintance. Police located the acquaintance later in the day and he was arrested without incident.
Dustin Big Bull, 29, of no fixed address, is charged with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, and possession of a dangerous weapon. He was scheduled to appear in court today.
The second assault took place around 22:40 yesterday. Police responded to a report of suspicious persons in the yard of an abandoned home along the 600 block of 4 Street South and located a male in medical distress. The 46-year-old male was found to be suffering from injuries to his head. EMS attended and transported the male to Chinook Regional Hospital. He was treated for serious injuries and remains in hospital.
On July 20, Lethbridge Regional Police released the following new information regarding this incident.
An investigation determined that the victim had been at the home with acquaintances when he and another male got into a physical altercation. The subjects left the home prior to police arrival. A K9 track was conducted and a male and female were located a short distance away and arrested without incident. Following further investigation the female was released without charges.
Dustin Big Bull, 29, is charged with aggravated assault and assault causing bodily harm. He was scheduled to appear in court July 20.
Lethbridge Regional Police have charged two female young offenders with arson.
Around 1:30 this morning, police and fire fighters responded to a dumpster fire behind the Sandman Hotel along the 400 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South. The fire was extinguished by fire fighters but caused damage to the building including smashed and blackened windows.
A second, smaller fire was also reported in a garbage receptacle behind a business along the 400 block of Mayor Magrath Drive North. The fire damaged the garbage bin.
Following investigation, including a search, police located two subjects along the 1000 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South. The youths were arrested without incident.
Further investigation determined smaller fires had also been set at a bus stop along the 400 block of Mayor Magrath Drive North and a small garbage bin along the 200 block of Mayor Magrath Drive North.
A 14-year-old female and 15-year-old female, who cannot be identified, are each charged with two counts of arson to property, one count of possession of an incendiary device, and one count of possession of stolen property. They were scheduled to appear in court today.