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RCMP lay charges after break-in at St. Paul Education shop

Stolen vehicle recovered by RCMP
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ST. PAUL - RCMP have recovered a stolen vehicle and tools that were taken from the St. Paul Education maintenance shop last week.

After receiving a complaint of a break and enter at the shop on Sept. 15, RCMP began investigating. A vehicle and tools were taken at about 3 a.m. that morning. Suspects also damaged the shop and fence, according to RCMP.

Two suspects were seen on video surveillance.

On Sept. 16, St. Paul RCMP, along with Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit, located the stolen vehicle while conducting an investigation into the matter.

One man was arrested without incident. RCMP were also able to recover the stolen tools inside the vehicle.

"The investigation is still ongoing in regards to the second suspect," according to RCMP.

Blair Cardinal, 28, of St. Paul was charged with break and enter with intent, possession of break-in instruments, theft of a motor vehicle, mischief under $5,000 and theft under $5,000.

Cardinal was released after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Oct. 8.

If you have information about this incident, please call the St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8870 or any local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions).