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Edmonton man arrested for altercation at Bonnyville bar

Bonnyville RCMP Report
Bonnyville RCMP Report

An Edmonton man wasn't feeling the spirit of the season when Bonnyville RCMP responded to a fight at the Cedar Barn. 

According to RCMP, it was just after midnight on Dec. 9 when police were called to the local bar about a fight in progress. 

“Once on scene, they located the suspect who was highly intoxicated, and he was arrested and charged with mischief and obstruct or resist a police officer,” described Sgt. Kim Hillier, adding he was uncooperative with officers during the arrest. 

"That landed him an extra charge of resisting or obstructing a police officer."

Raymond Kereliuk, 29 of Edmonton, will appear in Bonnyville court in the new year to speak to his charges. 

Big theft from CNRL lease site

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL) is hoping someone has a tip on a theft that has left the company out roughly $20,000. 

Bonnyville RCMP were contacted by the company on Dec. 9 about the theft of cable and a variable frequency device.

Hillier said the culprits also damaged electrical equipment.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the RCMP at 780-343-7200 or Crime Stoppers. 

"The tip line is really good if you maybe know something and you want to provide that information, however, you may be too close to the situation and don't want to provide a name," noted Hillier. 

Piecing together the story of the damaged fence

A local resident is asking the public to come forward with information after they came out to a broken fence on Dec. 12. 

"Someone had driven through his fence and damaged it," explained Hillier. 

Anyone who may have a tip about the incident, which happened on 42 St., is asked to contact RCMP. 

Thief targeting RVs

JED RV Solutions were suprised to discover four of the RVs had been broken into where the roof vents and skylights were damaged. 

"At this time, it doesn't appear as though anything was stolen, however, the RVs were rummaged through," detailed Hillier. 

RCMP are asking anyone who may have seen something suspicious between Dec. 8 and 9 to contact police. 

"That's something where if a person were driving by, they would definitely notice there was someone on top of an RV," Hillier stated. 

This isn't the first incident involving RV break-ins. 

On Dec. 3, a resident reported their truck, a 2006 GMC Sierra had been stolen, and there had been damage to their trailer. 

The suspect had entered the RV and stolen a TV and DVD player. A window and air vent were broken in the offence. 

Multiple vehicles reported stolen

A 2005 brown Ford F350 was reported stolen from Ducharme Motors on Dec. 9. 

The complainant called RCMP after leaving the vehicle at the dealership for repairs only to find it had been taken from the parking lot.

On Dec. 13, police received a report of a 1998 white Dodge Ram being stolen from 43 St. in town. According to the caller the truck is quite rusty, has LED lights, a black slip tank, stanless steel toolbox, and a headache rack. 

Meagan MacEachern, Bonnyville Nouvelle

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