Elk Point RCMP arrest man with numerous charges
On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at approximately 10:30 P.M., Elk Point RCMP received a report that a man who had several outstanding charges related to weapons offences and alleged assaults had been seen at a residence on the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement.
Police confirmed that the man whom they sought was inside a residence with several other individuals. The scene was contained with assistance of members the St. Paul RCMP Detachment and the RCMP’s Police Dog Services (PDS). Further assistance was provided by the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) from Edmonton.
Police maintained continuous contact with all persons inside the residence during the situation. A search warrant was executed by police at the residence and the man was taken into custody without incident. No one was injured and no one else was charged. The man was transported to the Elk Point detachment and remanded into custody.
Monte Lajimodiere, a 19-year old man from Fishing Lake, was wanted by police for 22 outstanding charges. Some of the charges for which Monte Lajimodiere was arrested include:
* Assault with weapon of a police officer engaged in execution of his duties
* Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
* Flight from police
* Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle
Lajimodiere will appear in St. Paul Provincial Court via CCTV on Thursday, September 1, 2016.
The RCMP will not provide any additional information or details in relation to this investigation as this matter is now before the courts.
*Press Release from the Elk Point RCMP Detachment
On Friday, June 10, 2016, at approximately 1:20 a.m., a member of the Bonnyville RCMP detachment was on patrol in Kehewin looking for a 2007 Ford F350 pickup truck which he had attempted to stop for speeding less than an hour before in the same community but which had managed to elude police.
The suspect vehicle was located by the police officer in the area of Horseshoe Road in Kehewin when it made a 180 degree turn suddenly and sped head-on toward the police vehicle which had been behind it. The road was extremely narrow and without shoulders or turnouts, so the police vehicle could not pull out of the way of the oncoming truck. The lone police officer managed to jump from the police vehicle and avoid injury just before the truck collided with it. The truck sped from the scene of the collision but became stuck in a nearby field a few hundred meters away.
The suspect truck’ which was determined to been stolen out of Glendon, was abandoned when police arrived and additional resources from neighbouring detachments were deployed together with the RCMP’s Police Dog Services and Air Services. A search of the area was conducted and a male youth and an 18-year-old woman were arrested and taken into custody. The identity of the woman is not being released at this time given that such information may serve to identify the youth who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
A third person remains at large. A warrant for arrest has been issued for 19-year-old Monte Rae Lajimodiere of Fishing Lake, who is wanted in connection with the Friday morning incident. He faces six charges including the following:
- Assault a Police Officer with a Weapon
- Mischief over $5,000.00
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Flight from Police
- Possession of Stolen Property over $5,000.00
- Operate an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.
Lajimodiere also has outstanding warrants out of RCMP Elk Point in an unrelated matter. Lajimodiere is described as follows:
- Male of First Nations descent
- Brown hair Brown eyes
- Height 157 cm (5’2”) / Weight 55 kg (121 pounds)
- last seen wearing blue jeans and a muddy white hooded sweater