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Lethbridge man charged with attempted child abduction

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Lethbridge Police have charge a 21 year old man in connection with an attempted abduction incident.

Back on August 30th around the noon hour, LPS responded to the 100 block of Mic Mac and Red Crow Boulevard West, in relation to an attempted abduction of a 13 year old boy.

The driver of a silver car pulled up to the boy and allegedly offered to give him a ride to the store and buy him candy.

The boy said no and the vehicle left the area.

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Further investigation identified the vehicle and a composite drawing of the subject. Circulation of the drawing, coupled with tips from the public led to an arrest.

Henrich Van Daniel Blanco of Lethbridge is charged with one count of attempted abduction of a person under the age of 14 years old.

Blanco was released on bail with conditions and is set to appear in court October 1st.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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