Lethbridge: Dozens of charges laid in downtown project

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have arrested 12 people in connection with a targeted enforcement project downtown.

On May 16, 2019 members of the Downtown Policing Unit and Priority Crimes Unit conducted a project as a part of an ongoing enforcement initiative targeting criminal activity downtown. The project resulted in the arrest of 12 subjects who are now facing dozens of charges. In addition police seized four high end mountain bikes valued at $4,500.

Lethbridge Police Service
Lethbridge Police Service

The following subjects were arrested:

Daelyn First Rider, 24, of Standoff, is charged with three counts of breach of recognizance.

Daniel Magnus, 38, of Medicine Hat, is charged with breach of probation.

James Murkin, 26, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of breach of a recognizance.

John Twigg, 24, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of stolen property.

Cameron Small Eyes, 37, of Lethbridge is charged with assault, four counts of breach of recognizance, possession of an identity document, three counts of possession of a stolen credit card and three counts of use of a stolen credit card.

Franklin Pantherbone, 37, of Lethbridge, is charged with failing to attend court and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Steve Quebec, 42, of Lethbridge, is charged with breach of recognizance, and possession of stolen property.

Byron Morning Bird, 32, of Lethbridge, is charged with breach of probation, assault, obstructing a peace officer and identity fraud.

Cole Deheer, 23, of Lethbridge, is charged with theft under $5000 x failing to appear for fingerprints, failing to attend court, assault, possession of a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon.

Joshua Hibbs, 18, of Fort MacLeod, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a dangerous weapon, and carrying a concealed weapon.

John Jones, 26, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of theft under $5000, uttering threats and possession of stolen property under $5000.

One subject was released without charges.

Court dates are not currently available.

Lethbridge Police Service



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