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Report of a stolen vehicle in Cold Lake North leads to three arrests

On June 7, there was a heavy police presence in the area of 8th Ave. in Cold Lake North following a report of a stolen vehicle being spotted. Following an investigation, RCMP members arrested three men from the Cold Lake area for being in possession of the stolen vehicle as well as a firearm that was allegedly found in their possession.
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A tip from the public identifying a stolen vehicle has led to the arrest of three Cold Lake and area men on June 7. File photo

COLD LAKE – A report of a stolen vehicle being spotted by a member of the public sparked a heavy police presence in Cold Lake North on June 7, and led to the arrest of three men.

After receiving the tip, RCMP located the vehicle in the area of 8th Ave. in Cold Lake North and arrested three men who were alleged to be in possession of the stolen vehicle as well as a firearm, according to an RCMP media release. 

“During the investigation, Cold Lake RCMP officers located three suspects in possession of the stolen vehicle along with a firearm,” stated the release. 

Jeremy Nahbexie, of Cold Lake, has been charged with several criminal code offences.

The 32-year-old faces charges of failing to comply with a release order, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose, careless use of a firearm, possession of restricted/prohibited firearm without licence, and weapons possession contrary to an order. 

Trayson Nahbexie, 33, of Cold Lake, has been charged with possession of restricted/prohibited firearm without licence, possession of property obtained by crime, careless use of a firearm, and possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose. 

Dezmond Houle, 24, of Cold Lake First Nations, has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime, possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose, careless use of a firearm, possession of restricted/prohibited firearm without licence, and weapons possession contrary to an order. 

 All three men are scheduled to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on July 27.