Lethbridge Police are investigating the theft of a high end “Giant” mountain bike from a local merchant last week.
Around 5:30 p.m. last Thursday, it was reported that a man had stolen a $2,000 Giant “Trance 4” 21-speed full suspension mountain bike. The bike has a 17” black frame with white markings and a blue rear frame portion.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’10” to 5’11” tall, with short brown hair and a black or dark brown goatee. He is approximately 200 pounds with a medium build, and has scars on the left side of his face near his eye. The man was described as having a tattoo on the back of his neck, and possibly on the back or side of his leg or calf.
Anyone with information about this theft or who recognizes the description of the suspect is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.
SportFest the biggest ever
The Third Annual SportFest was their biggest one yet. SportFest is presented by Lethbridge Sport Council, and is a free interactive trade show for sport, recreation, fitness, health, nutrition and physical literacy.
On Saturday, SportFest filled the Servus Sports Centre with dozens of sports and hundreds of local residents eager to see everything the city has to offer.
Last year, synthetic ice was showcased for the community and was a popular addition to the event. This year, the synthetic ice is back, along with a new court flooring.
“This gives organizations like Lethbridge Basketball Association and Lethbridge Roller Hockey an opportunity to be able to try it with people who come to see their booths,” said Tanya Whipple, program and communication co-ordinator at Lethbridge Sport Council.
“They can try some basketball, and they can actually try some rollerblading and some stickhandling on the court floor.“
This year, the event was moved to August from September in order to facilitate an opportunity for sport organizations to collect registrations — something they are unable to do later in the year.
Suspect sought in assault
Lethbridge Police are investigating after a woman reported she was assaulted by an unknown male at Henderson Lake Thursday night.
Around 10:30 p.m., police responded to a report that a 24-year-old woman had been walking south on the east side of the lake near a bridge when she felt someone grab her arm. The unknown male proceeded to push her to the ground and attempted to remove her shorts. The woman was able to escape from the male and ran to her vehicle where she called police. Police searched the area with the assistance of a K9 team but the suspect was not located. The suspect is described as an Aboriginal male in his 20s, approximately six feet tall with dark hair. He was wearing a red shirt and jeans and had a nickel-sized tattoo on his left cheek similar to the pattern on a bandana.
Anyone who has information about this assault or recognizes the description of the suspect is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.
Festival promotes individuality
The sixth annual Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival flooded much of downtown with catchy, bass-heavy electronic music on Saturday.
The volunteer-driven event in Galt Gardens provided a safe space for local residents to come together, enjoy a number of fun children’s activities, watch live graffiti, feast from some of the city’s many food trucks and otherwise explore one of the main themes of the festival.
Just be yourself.
”We welcome everyone, all ages, and from all walks of life, to come down,” said Daysha Salamon, an event organizer.
“We really promote self expression. We want people to be able to come here and be comfortable in whatever way, shape, or form, that they feel like being themselves.”
Saturday’s event seemed to be proof that theme was being picked up on by attendees. Many came to the festival in costumes, face paint and highly unique attire that is a hallmark of the electronic music scene.