Four people were safely taken into custody following an incident early Tuesday morning on the west side.
Following a late night standoff with police, two men – who were wanted on outstanding warrants – are now in custody.
On November 26, 2018 members of the Lethbridge Police Priority Crimes Unit were actively searching for a 23 year old man, wanted in connection with a break, enter and theft of firearms from a north side home earlier this month. The suspect was located inside a home along Blackfoot Boulevard late in the evening, but refused to exit or make contact with police. As a result, the Critical Incident Response Team was deployed. Four people – the 23 year old man, along with a second man wanted in connection with the same incident, and two women – exited the home several hours later and were taken into custody. A search warrant was subsequently executed and police recovered a .22 caliber handgun.
* Dylan Ivan Sokol, 23, of Lethbridge, is charged with being unlawfully at large, break and enter to steal firearms and uttering threats.
* Carter Dylan Rains, 26, of Lethbridge, is charged with break and enter to steal firearms and breach of a recognizance.
Both remain in custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing. The two females were released without charges. Investigation in the matter is ongoing and no further information will be released.
Few details following what police call a "high risk incident" overnight.
The Lethbridge Police Service wrote on Twitter around 12:30 am that officers were on scene along Blackfoot Boulevard West. They then tweeted about two and a half hours later that four people had been safely taken into custody and officers were clearing the scene.
No further details have been released. Updates will be provided when they're made available.