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LPS arrest youth after boy shot with BB gun in parking lot at west Lethbridge school

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Lethbridge Police have charged a 15 year old boy with weapons offences following an altercation early Sunday morning (Nov. 29).

The incident began just before 2:30 am in the parking lot of Father Leonard Van Tighem School on the west side. It’s alleged the accused, who cannot be named because he’s under age, pulled out what is believed to be a BB handgun and fired several times towards a parked vehicle.

LPS say a 17 year old boy was hit several times by the projectiles, but did not appear to suffer any serious injuries.

Windows in the vehicle were also broken in the process. The accused left the scene and was arrested later at his home without incident.

Lethbridge Police have charged the youth with four counts of assault with a weapon, as well as one count of mischief, and was released to appear in youth court Feb. 10, 2021.

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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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