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Monday, August 2, 2021
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Lethbridge man arrested after “high risk” incident

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – The search of a north side home Friday turned up weapons and drugs, resulting in the arrest of one person.

Lethbridge Police went to the home on 18th Avenue North and seized several weapons including a machete, large knives and two, replica handguns, as well as a quantity of oxycodone.

Based on information received regarding the weapons in the home, the Lethbridge Police Service Tactical Team was called in to ensure the safety of the public and officers.

46 year old Marty Franzen of Lethbridge, has been charged with four counts of failing to comply with a release order and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

He remains in custody while awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.

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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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