Lethbridge Man Charged In Shooting Of Photo Radar Box
Lethbridge: The Regional Police Priority Crimes Unit have charged a 42-year-old Lethbridge man in connection with a shooting on February 14th, where several shots struck a photo radar unit as well as a truck passing through the area. The incident happened in the 2700 block of 24th avenue south.
A 12-year old boy in the passing truck received minor injuries when the truck was hit, however police confirmed he was not struck by the bullet. One investigating officer noted that a speaker inside the truck stopped the bullet and that if it round had been five to six inches higher, things could have been much worse for the child.
On Thursday, police arrested a man without incident at a south-side home. During a subsequent search of his vehicle police also seized six rifles and ammunition.
The damaged photo radar unit is currently being repaired. Cost to repair the unit is just under $50,000. At this time it is not known when the device will return to operation.
Adolph Reimer, is charged with mischief – causing actual danger to life, mischief over $5,000, assault with a weapon and careless use of a firearm. Reimer made his first court appearance Friday.
Investigation in the matter is ongoing and further firearms-related charges are anticipated.
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2011 at 3/10/2014 11:10:39 AM
Source: Regional Police Bulletin