A rural-area gas station was the victim of an attempted armed break and enter.
Suspects believed to be armed with a shotgun tried to break into a rural gas station on Dec. 8.
Bonnyville RCMP were dispatched to what had originally been an alarm at around 1 a.m.
The doors of the business were smashed, and it was confirmed to be an attempted break and enter.
“It’s still under investigation. The RCMP are following up with video surveillance," explained S/Sgt. Sarah Parke, adding the suspects are believed to have been armed and were driving a white Cadillac Escalade at the time of the offence.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the RCMP at 780-343-7200.
Local tries to fight police
A 31-year-old Bonnyville male has been arrested and charged with multiple counts after a bar fight.
It was around 1 a.m. on Dec. 8 when officers responded to an altercation at a local drinking establishment.
"Upon arrival, one individual was pointed out as being the instigator," detailed Parke.
During his arrest, the male kicked and pushed officers before being "subdued and arrested without further incident."
The male has been charged with three counts of assaulting a peace officer, three counts of uttering threats, two counts of resisting arrest, and mischief.
Saskatchewan male arrested for attempting to slash tires
Bonnyville RCMP were called to a Kehewin residence on Dec. 11.
It was around 11 p.m. when officers responded to a complaint regarding an unwanted male. Before police arrived, the suspect had fled the residence, but before leaving had attempted to slash tires, caused damage to inside of the house, and assaulted a female.
After obtaining a warrant, the 45-year-old man from Red Pheasant First Nations, SK, was taken into custody.
He is facing charges of assault and mischief.
A not so clean getaway
Two suspects were arrested after their getaway vehicle got stuck.
On Dec. 9, local RCMP were called to a rural residence following a break and enter overnight.
The culprits had got their getaway car, a stolen vehicle, stuck, and were located by police fleeing the scene on foot.
Property found on the suspects was determined to have been stolen from the residence and was returned to the homeowners.
A 34-year-old Wetaskawin female and 46-year-old Cold Lake First Nations male are facing break and enter and possession of stolen property charges.
Man lies about his identity
Police responded to a call about two suspicious males at a residence on Twp. Rd. 590 on the morning of Dec. 11.
"It was in relation to a stolen vehicle out of St. Paul earlier. The males had gone through the victim's vehicle and were fleeing on foot," explained Parke.
They were located and arrested, but when officers asked for their names, one of them lied.
A 38-year-old Saddle Lake male has been charged with identity fraud, mischief under $5,000, and two counts of failing to comply with conditions.
"His accomplice, a 22-year-old male from Saddle Lake, was charged with one count of mischief," added Parke.
Local RCMP executed an arrest warrant on an Edmonton-area male on Dec. 11 around 2 p.m.
He was located at a Bonnyville residence on 43 Ave.
During the arrest, police located about 3.5-grams of what's believed to be cocaine on the suspect.
"He was subsequently rearrested for possession of cocaine," Parke said.
The accused was released by a Justice of the Peace during a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear in Bonnyville court on Jan. 15.
Senior facing stolen property charges
A 69-year-old Bonnyville man is facing charges of possession of stolen property following a search of his home.
On Dec. 12, at about 10 a.m., Bonnyville RCMP executed a search warrant on a local residence in relation to stolen property.
As a result, the senior resident is facing charges.
Retaliation results in charges
A family member getting involved in a junior high school assault led to criminal charges.
It was 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 12 when police were called to the Kehewin Junior High School.
"We were dispatched... to deal with an assault that had taken place," Parke described.
She added, "A family member of the victim retaliated, resulting in that person being charged as well."
Two females, a 22 and 19-year-old, both from Kehewin, have been charged with assault.
RCMP on the hunt for stolen vehicles
Over the past week, several vehicles have been reported stolen:
- A light brown 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe, license plate BWY 8652, stolen from a 52 Ave. residence on Dec. 7
- A dark blue 2003 Ford Expedition, license plate HMY 663, taken from 47 Ave. on the night of Dec. 12
- A white 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe, license plate PUC 039, stolen from 52 Ave. on the early morning on Dec. 9
- A black 2015 Dodge Ram, license plate MGE 936, taken overnight on Dec. 9 from 49 St.
- A black 2017 Dodge Ram, license plate BYS 0634. It was stolen sometime between Dec. 10 to 13 from 52 Ave.
Anyone with any information regarding these thefts is encouraged to contact the local RCMP at 780-343-7200.