Local police are commending public concern and information received from the community as they target offenders in July.
From July 11th to 15th, the Lloydminster RCMP General Investigations Section and Crime Reduction Unit focused their enforcement efforts on street level violence, gang and drug activity within the city.
Cpl. Ken Rhodenizer, Lloydminster RCMP Crime Reduction Unit says,”These intelligence led enforcement efforts are a direct result of the concerns we have heard from the community. A big thanks goes out to the residents of Lloydminster for identifying potential criminal activity in their neighbourhoods and calling us about any suspicious activity and tips.”
The police effort resulted in:
- 59 warrants executed on persons who failed to attend court
- More than 20 new criminal charges laid
- Recovered stolen property including a stolen vehicle
- Seizure of suspected cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl
- Seizure of Canadian currency
- Seizure of weapons.
Resources from Alberta and Saskatchewan were also used, including Lloydminster RCMP Police Dog Services, RCMP Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit, and the F Division RCMP Crime Reduction Team.