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LPS charge pair of Lethbridge men with Honker’s Pub break-in

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Two Lethbridge men have been charged after a pick-up truck smashed through the front of a local pub last weekend causing a fair bit of damage.

Lethbridge Police say officers executed a search warrant on Thursday (Dec. 3) at a home along 7th Avenue North and seized evidence connecting the suspects to the break-in at Honkers.

Last Sunday morning (Nov. 29), a small truck drove through the front window of the pub on 5th Avenue North. Two men got out, stole an ATM inside the business and then backed out and took off.

30 year old Travis Robert Taylor and 31 year old Travis Roy Priest are facing charges of break and enter.

LPS say Taylor was arrested during the search warrant, however Priest is still on the loose. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

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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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