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Saturday , 16 October 2021

Three suspects arrested during rural break-in near Cold Lake

The RCMP has arrested three suspects including one male who was wanted on a Canada wide warrant, following a residential break-in on Jan. 1.

At 3:40 p.m., the Cold Lake RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter in progress at a rural property on Range Road 420.

The complainant arrived at a residence and saw an unknown truck at the garage.

RCMP received a 911 call and when they arrived at the residence, the suspect truck was still at the residence.

The RCMP made efforts to block the truck in and maintain containment around the truck and the residence.

A masked male exited the residence, started the truck and rammed the police vehicle.

The male drove the truck towards an RCMP officer who was on foot and at that point other police vehicles disabled the truck.

The male driver was taken into custody.

Two other suspects who were in the residence surrendered and were arrested without incident.

Tanisha Gratton (20) of Island Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan is charged with:

  • –       break and enter with intent
  • –       resist peace officer
  • –       identity fraud
  • –       possession of property obtained by crime

At the time of this incident, she was wanted on an arrest warrant out of Saskatchewan.

Delaney Brennan Louis Mitsuing (26) of Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation in Saskatchewan is charged with:

  • –       break and enter with intent
  • –       resist/obstruct peace officer (x2)
  • –       disguised with intent to commit offence
  • –       possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking.

Josh Samual McLaren (29) is charged with:

  • –       break and enter with intent
  • –       resist peace officer (x2)
  • –       flight from peace officer
  • –       assault on police officer with weapon causing bodily harm
  • –       disguised with intent to commit offence
  • –       possession of property obtained by crime
  • –       possession of crystal methamphetamine
  • –       mischief to property

McLaren was wanted on a Canada wide arrest warrant for a statutory release revocation.

The suspect truck was determined to have been stolen earlier out of Turtleford, SK.

Judicial interim release hearings have been held.

Tanisha Gratton has been released to attend court on Jan. 8 at the Provincial Court of Cold Lake while Delaney Mitsuing is being held for court on the same day.

Josh McLaren is being held in custody for a court date of Feb. 12.

The RCMP want to give a special acknowledgment to the complainant who called 911 and allowed the Cold Lake RCMP an opportunity to safely manage this potentially dangerous situation.

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.