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Bonnyville RCMP, along with other units, locate man fleeing from police

An Elk Point man has been charged with assault on a police officer with a weapon, flight from a peace officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, resisting a police officer, and being unlawfully in a dwelling house.  
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BONNYVILLE – Bonnyville RCMP, along with multiple other detachments, search and locate a man breaching his court order.  

On Jan. 28 around 2:20 p.m., Bonnyville RCMP responded to a report of a male breaching his court order.   

Local members attended a location near 66th Ave. in Bonnyville to locate the man. Upon the arrival of the police, the man fled in a vehicle, almost hitting two officers and ramming into a police vehicle in the process.  

Multiple RCMP detachments and specialized units combined efforts to systematically search for and locate the male. Through the efforts, he was located at an apartment building on the west side of Bonnyville.  

Members from the Bonnyville RCMP, Bonnyville General Investigation Section (GIS), Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit (EADCRU), Elk Point RCMP, and two Police Dog Units (PDU) tactically contained the building and the male was located and arrested.  

Corbin Joshua Poitras, 33, of Elk Point has been charged with assault on a police officer with a weapon, flight from a peace officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, resisting a police officer, and being unlawfully in a dwelling house.  

Poitras has been remanded into custody following a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on Feb. 1.   

Robynne Henry, Bonnyville Nouvelle