Police briefs

By Lloydminster Source staff

April 14, 2016 6:00 AM

Cops seek purse thief
Lloydminster RCMP is seeking public help to locate a robbery suspect wearing a terrible T-shirt.
On April 9, Lloydpolice responded to the 8100 block of 45 Street for a report of a young man who entered a staff room and swiped a purse.
The owner of the purse tried to retrieve it, but was hurt after being struck by the suspect’s vehicle as he was fleeing.
Luckily, the victim sustained minor injuries.
The suspect was described to be a slim-built, clean-shaven 5 ft. 6 in. man in his late teens.
He had short brown hair, and wore a red Wutang T-shirt, dark pants, and a red flat brim baseball hat with a white Ecko rhino logo.The suspect vehicle is described as an older Mazda car, either light-tan or silver.
The awaiting vehicle had a female passenger. If you have any information on this individual’s identity ,you are asked to contact the Lloydminster RCMP at 780-808-8300.
Or, if you would like to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
You do not give your name, but your tip that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen items or illegal drugs could earn a substantial cash reward.

Drivers are warned

Police are warning motorists to slow down and watch their driving.
The provincial traffic initiatives for the month of April are speed and vulnerable road users, said Lloydminster RCMP Const. Grant Kirzinger.
The Mountie said as the weather gets warmer and road conditions improve, many more motorcycles will be taking to the streets. 
All motorists are encouraged to be aware of vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists and how they can easily be missed while driving.
Also, as weather improves many motorists drive faster, noted Kirzinger.
The Lloydminster RCMP are encouraging drivers to obey speed limits and pay extra attention to speeds inside both school and park zones, as children may be playing in them later in the day.
The Lloydminster RCMP will be out on patrol paying special attention to these areas.
Four years for arson
A Lloydminster man was sentenced to four years in the Grey Bar hotel after setting a building on fire with people trapped inside.
On March 18, 2014, Jordan McNab, 26, assaulted a group of people with a weapon, then later went to a garage in the 4600 block of 50 Street where the group was hanging out and set the structure ablaze.
“They were all known to each other (but) the assaults didn’t occur inside of the garage,” said Const. Grant Kirzinger, spokesperson for the Lloydminster RCMP.
“The assaults occurred earlier in the day, elsewhere.”
Police responded to the fire but McNab had already fled the scene.
After the violent spree, McNab fled the area. He was arrested about a year later, on April 20, 2015 ,in Punnichy, Sask. on outstanding warrants resulting from the arson.
He was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of assault, two counts of assault with a weapon and three counts of arson.
McNab was in custody until his trial, and on March 30, was convicted of assault with a weapon, arson and assault.
Police, for reasons known only to them, wouldn’t comment on McNab’s motivation, nor the ages and genders of those trapped in the garage, or the weapon he used in the initial assault.

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