LETHBRIDGE - The first ten days of the Lethbridge police Street Sweeper project has proven to be a success. The Lethbridge Police Priority Crimes Unit and Lethbridge ALERT have laid 86 charges – with more pending. They have also recovered $90,000 worth of stolen property and two loaded firearms.
Since much of property crime is rooted in the drug trade, the Street Sweeper operation has focussed on chronic offenders who use theft has a means to support their habit.
Since May 8, police have arrested the following people and charged them with a variety of offences.
Daymon William Sippola faces 33 charges including firearms offences, possession of stolen property, theft, theft of a motor vehicle and breach of a recognizance. Additional charges are pending.
Miranda Dawn Gerard, aged 19, has been charged with 12 offences, including firearms offences, possession of stolen property, theft and theft of a motor vehicle.
Timothy James Whaley, aged 21, faces three charges including possession of stolen property and breach of a recognizance.
Daniel Jackson, aged 40, will respond to five charges including possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl and methamphetamine) and possession of the proceeds of crime.
39-year old Raymond Simpson has been charged with seven offences, including theft, possession of stolen property and shopbreaking and commit theft.
Just prior to the initiation of Project Street Sweeper, police also arrested three other property crime offenders.
On May 1, 2017 police arrested a man in possession of a stolen vehicle at a city home. A woman inside a second stolen vehicle on the property was also arrested along with a male inside the home.
32-year old Kevin Allen Laffin, faces a total of 21 charges (with more pending) including firearms offences and possession of stolen property.
Lori Lynn Malinsky, aged 39, is charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and codeine).
Tyler Elton Macausland, aged 32, is charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and possession of stolen property.
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