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One charged with assault after man badly cut with knife in Lethbridge alley

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Lethbridge Police have charged one person with aggravated assault after a man’s finger was nearly cut off during an incident in a south side alley.

It happened last weekend when officers were called to Chinook Regional Hospital to investigate an assault.

LPS say a 25 year old man, who is unfamiliar with the city, was lost while walking through an alley on 2nd Avenue South on Friday evening (Sept, 13) when he saw a man hit a woman. He apparently yelled at that person to stop and was then punched in the face.

Police allege the suspect then pulled a knife, cut the victim’s hand, almost severing his finger.

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23 year old Cody Levi Long Time Squirrel was arrested on Tuesday this week (Sept. 17) on a street corner downtown is also facing charges of breaching conditions. He remains in jail awaiting a release hearing.

Police say during a search as part of the arrest, the suspect was found in possession of a lock picking kit, hatchet and prescription medication in someone else’s name.

Police say the victim’s injury is bad enough that it requires surgery to repair the damage.

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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 News 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.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

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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