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Stolen ATV results in multiple arrests for Cold Lake RCMP

Cold Lake RCMP arrested multiple suspects after an ATV was stolen
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The Cold Lake RCMP arrested multiple suspects after an ATV was stolen. Photo submitted.

COLD LAKE – Cold Lake RCMP made multiple arrests after an ATV was stolen.

On Friday, Sept. 25, members from the Cold Lake detachment, Cold Lake Police Dog Service (PDS), Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit, and the Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit conducted a preplanned operation with the RCMP Air Services in relation to stolen property under investigation in the area.

At approximately 11:17 a.m., police attended a residence in Elizabeth Métis Settlement in an attempt to locate and apprehend a male who was wanted on outstanding warrants.

Police observed a red Honda ATV while on the property driving toward the residence. The police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the ATV driver fled and drove into a nearby wooded area where it got stuck in a swamp. RCMP Air Services and PDS attended the scene to assist and the suspect was eventually located and arrested.

Police also found he was in possession of a moto-cross helmet that had recently been stolen during a commercial break and enter at a local business in Cold Lake. The Honda ATV was also determined to be a stolen vehicle and wasn’t able to be recovered at the time due to dense terrain.

Rudy Eric Cardinal, 21, of Elizabeth Métis Settlement was charged with flight from police, operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited, resisting arrest, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of break-in instruments, possession of a prohibited weapon, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court via CCTC on Oct. 14.

When Cold Lake RCMP and PDS returned to retrieve the ATV on Sept. 26, they located four suspects who were attempting to steal it from the dense terrain. Two of the suspects attempted to flee on the ATV when it collided into a nearby tree. After the collision occurred, the two suspected attempted to flee on foot but were located and arrested after another PDS track. The other two suspects were also arrested and charged.

Evan Lee Gladue, 30, of Elizabeth Métis Settlement was charged with flight from police, resisting arrest, possession of property obtained by crime, failing to comply with conditions of a release order, and operating of a motor vehicle while being prohibited.

He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court via CCTV on Oct. 22.

Sarah Mcgillis, 22, from Fishing Lake was charged with flight from police, resisting arrest, possession of property obtained by crime, and failing to comply with conditions of a release order.

She was released after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on Oct. 14.

Leonard Roy Mcgillis, 55, of Fishing Lake Métis Settlement was charged with possession of property obtained by crime and was released after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on Oct. 21.

The fourth suspect is a 14-year-old youth from Cold Lake, who cannot be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act. They were charged with possession of property obtained by crime, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, and possession of a weapon obtained for a dangerous purpose.

The youth was released after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on Oct. 21.

Robynne Henry, Bonnyville Nouvelle





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