Four Lethbridge and area residents face a combined 120-plus charges after a police bust recovered stolen guns and vehicles.
Lethbridge police said a recent investigation led officers to a home in the 4500 block of 28 Avenue South on Thursday, where police got into a three-hour standoff with a 36-year-old man.
The man surrendered after police deployed their critical incident team, and officers arrested five others outside the home, three of whom were released without charge. Investigators executed search warrants at the home as well as at a north Lethbridge storage facility.
The police said in a news release on Sunday that they had found seven firearms that had previously been stolen during a burglary in Magrath, as well as two stolen vehicles. Other stolen property from additional burglaries was also seized, as well as 19 grams of fentanyl.
Donovan James Holmberg, 36, Camron Leo Rasmussen, 27, and Jeremy Mackenzie Toth, 26, each face charges of burglary to steal firearms in addition to 28 other gun-related charges. Rasmussen as well as Taylor Shae Knapp-Johnson (23) are also charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Police have issued an arrest warrant for Toth and are asking for the public’s help in locating him.
Those with information were asked to contact the Lethbridge Police Service at 403-328-4444, or submit tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at p3tips.com.