The local police have been quite busy over the past few days.
According to Constable Grant Kirzinger of the Lloydminster RCMP, the detachment has been active in three notable cases over the weekend. The first was the arrest of a man who had previously been deemed a “prolific offender” by the local RCMP.
The man in question, 50 year old Bradley Ham, is a resident of the Border City and had been recently released from prison. The classification of prolific offender was given to Ham under the programs started by former Lloydminster RCMP Inspector Suki Manj.
“If they’re not willing to get out of their crime cycle, it’s something that we try and help them out in a different way,” said Kirzinger.
“He had just been released from prison, and then we had linked him to crimes that had occurred two days after he was released.”
Ham has been charged with a total of 27 offenses, including breaking and entering, possession of stolen property, and driving while disqualified. When arrested, police say he was in possession of three stolen vehicles, stolen license plates, along with having stolen fuel at different occasions. A total of 24 investigations were solved by Ham’s arrest.
He has since appeared in both provincial courts, and is in custody until his court date.
In addition to the arrest of Ham, the local detachment also assisted the Edmonton Police Service in the arrest of a man staying in the Lloydminster area in connection to an ongoing investigation. The investigation into the actions of Daniel Fenrich, a man who stole a sports car from the Border City, is also ongoing.