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Saturday , 23 October 2021

Man vandalizes CLFN Band Office, faces mischief charges

Cold Lake RCMP have arrested and charged a 30-year-old male with vandalizing the Cold Lake First Nations Band Office.

On Jan. 20, at roughly 8:30 a.m., officers were contacted after someone broke the window of the Cold Lake First Nations Band Office.

The suspect attempted to break a window by throwing an object at the band office before departing. According to RCMP, after a failed first attempt, the suspect returned to the scene with a 30-pound dumbbell, which managed to break the window.

After reviewing video surveillance, police have positively identified the suspect as 30-year-old Kieran Machatis of Cold Lake was arrested and charged with two counts of mischief.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

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.