Lethbridge, Alberta – On June 15, 2020 at about 2110 hrs Lethbridge Police Service received a call for assistance from the owner of a business in the 2400 block of Fairway Plaza South. The owner advised police “a male is going crazy”, refusing to leave and there was lots of yelling and screaming.
The male was causing a disturbance in the business, was refusing to leave and was suspected to be intoxicated. The male exited the business and then re-entered the business and assaulted the owner. A business co-owner attempted to assist, was assaulted in the process and received minor injuries as a result.
Police arrived on scene and the male suspect was taken into custody. The male suspect threatened to smash the officer’s head. Police started to transport the male suspect and he was able to get his handcuffs in front of his body, damage the Officer/Prisoner Partition and grab onto the police rifle with his hands trying to dislodge the weapon from its secure mounts. The officer operating the police vehicle called for assistance and the male was stopped from gaining complete control of the police rifle.
The male suspect had to be restrained with a leg restraint and re-handcuffed for everyone’s safety.
28 yr old Alan Edwin VALIN has been charged with;
• Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest
• Causing a Disturbance
• Attempt to Disarm Police Officer
• Utter Threats to Cause Death/Bodily Harm
• Conduct Detrimental to Orderly Operation of Licensed Premises
• Public Intoxication
• Remain in licensed premises after requested to leave
• Enter licensed premises after forbidden to enter
Lethbridge Police Service
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