On May 2nd, at 10:30 pm, ,RCMP in Cold Lake were called to a report of two intoxicated males at a trailer on 53rd avenue, in Cold Lake. The complainant stated that two males were banging on the door of the owner’s trailer. RCMP attended and located the same two males, who were now in front of Original Joe’s; both males were arrested
A 37 year old male from Cold Lake was issued a ticket for being intoxicated in public. The other male, a 31 year old from Cold Lake, was charged with three counts of failing to comply with a recognizance, as well as being intoxicated in public.
The 31 year old is no stranger to police. He’s infamously known as the thief who stole $200 from the Cold Lake Bottle Depot’s donation jar, three days before Christmas in 2015. The money was destined for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. At the time of his arrest in December, the man used a false name. Police eventually discovered his real identity, Michael Daniels. Daniels plead guilty to the offense and received 75 days in custody, restitution of $200, and victim surcharge of $100. He also plead guilty to obstruction of a peace officer for providing a false name and received 75 days in custody. The two sentences were served concurrently.
However, his rap sheet doesn’t end there, in 2016 he was arrested and charged for an assault from April 17th, on Elizabeth Metis Settlement. Daniels was charged with assault and forcible confinement after an incident, he was released on recognizance and that was the document he was breaching on his most recent arrest.
Michael Daniels was held in custody following his May 2nd arrest until his next court date, May 11th at 10:00 am in Cold Lake.