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Cold Lake male charged with vandalizing Cold Lake First Nation Band Office


COLD LAKE - Cold Lake RCMP have arrested and charged a 30-year-old male with vandalizing the Cold Lake First Nations Band Office. 

On Jan. 20, at roughly 8:30 a.m., officers were contacted after someone broke the window of the Cold Lake First Nations Band Office.

The suspect attempted to break a window by throwing an object at the band office before departing. According to RCMP, after a failed first attempt, the suspect returned to the scene with a 30-pound dumbbell, which managed to break the window.

After reviewing video surveillance, police have positively identified the suspect as 30-year-old Kieran Machatis of Cold Lake was arrested and charged with two counts of mischief. 

He is scheduled to appear in Cold Lake court Jan. 22.

Meagan MacEachern, Bonnyville Nouvelle