Thursday , 21 October 2021

Saddle Lake woman held in custody after vehicle theft

A Saddle Lake woman was held in custody after St. Paul RCMP and the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit charged her with a series of offences.

Two others have been charged in relation to this vehicle theft.

On April 9, members of the EADRCRU were conducting patrols in St. Paul County, when a vehicle matching the general description of a truck reported stolen earlier that morning was spotted.

A traffic stop was attempted, but the vehicle fled at high speed and a pursuit was not continued for public safety reasons, the press release said.

EADRCRU and the St. Paul RCMP continued the investigation and spotted the vehicle that had fled earlier, parked in St Brides.

The vehicle fled upon being confronted by EADRCRU, nearly striking a police vehicle.

RCMP members were able to determine where the truck had gone and subsequently surrounded a residence in Saddle Lake where the vehicle was located and its occupants were arrested.

The truck was determined to be stolen from Lloydminster.

Aleigha Omeasoo (23) of Saddle Lake was charged with multiple offences, including:

  • Flight from police (X2)
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle (X2)
  • Resisting a peace officer
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Failing to comply with a recognizance (X2)
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

She was also arrested for her outstanding warrants, which included charges of:

  • Failing to attend court (X3)
  • Failing to comply with a youth sentence order (X3)
  • Obstructing a peace officer
  • Failing to comply with a recognizance (X6)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Assault causing bodily harm
  • Theft of a truck
  • Failing to remain at the scene of an accident
  • Failing to attend for identification purposes

She was held in custody following a bail hearing and had her first appearance via CCTV in court in St. Paul and Mayerthorpe last Thursday.

A 21-year-old male from Lac La Biche and a 22-year-old female from Saddle Lake are being charged in relation to this incident but were released pending court dates.

Their names were not included in the press release.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.