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Friday , 5 March 2021

RCMP arrest 14 people in warrant round-up

A warrant round-up initiative by local police has led to arrests of 14 people on Jan. 19.

In a press release Wednesday, the Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit (LCRU) along with the assistance of Cold Lake RCMP, Police Dog Services (PDS) and General Investigative Section (GIS) completed the search and arrests without incident.

During the initiative, officers seized a SKS firearm, ammunition and stolen property.

Police said they also located and arrested 23-year-old Tarron Grandbois of Cold Lake First Nation who was wanted on an outstanding Canada Wide arrest Warrant.

RCMP did not release the names of those arrested on warrants.

“The LCRU is a recently formed RCMP team whose mandate is to identify high risk and dangerous prolific offenders in Alberta’s Lakeland area and aggressively put a stop to their activities. Property crime, including vehicle thefts and break and enters continue to be a priority for the RCMP,” the release said.

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.