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Sunday , 27 September 2020

RCMP arrest two for vehicle theft

Break and enter that started in St. Paul involved multiple RCMP Detachments in the area and caused thousands of dollars in damages, police said.

Two people are facing charges after a break and enter in the St. Paul area last week.

Last Wednesday morning at approximately 8:00am., St. Paul RCMP received a report of a break and enter and theft overnight at a local construction company in the St. Paul area.

Police attended the scene and discovered that a white 2007 Ford flat deck truck had been stolen and that thousands of dollars of damages had been caused to the property as a result of the break in.

Cold Lake RCMP in collaboration with the Bonnyville General Investigative Section (GIS), Cold Lake GIS and the Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) were able to locate and recover the stolen vehicle and arrest the two suspects who police believed were involved in the earlier break and enter.

John Cook (26) of Cold Lake and Brittany Steinhauer (29) of Saddle Lake were charged jointly with breaking and entering to commit an indictable offence.

Cook was also charged with failing to comply with the conditions of a release order.

Both the accused had a judicial hearing and Cook was remanded into custody and will be appearing today in Lac La Biche Provincial Court.

Steinhauer was released and will be appearing in St. Paul Provincial Court on Aug. 13, 2020.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. 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.