Cold Lake RCMP Charge Repeat Offender

Cold Lake man has been arrested three times in 13 months

On January 21st, at 4:30 pm, a member of the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment was off-duty at the Cold Lake Walmart. Staff at the store recognized the RCMP member and asked for his assistance. “There was a 32 year old male, inside the store, who was in the process of shoplifting and breaching his conditions, not to be at Walmart,” explains Cold Lake RCMP S/Sgt Jeremie Landry.

The officer arrested the 32 year old male, who resisted arrest and a call was placed to the detachment to have uniformed members take over custody of the male.

Charged was Michael Daniels, of Cold Lake, with resisting arrest, theft under $5,000 and failing to comply with conditions of a recognizance.

Daniels had previously been charged with theft under $5,000 for allegedly stealing three Bluray DVDs from Walmart on November 15th, 2016. This incident is the reason why staff had recognized him and also why he was under conditions not to enter Walmart. Those charges are still before the courts.

Daniels was also under conditions that stem from an arrest and sentencing from an incident on December 30th, 2015. Daniels had been sentenced to 75 days in custody after he stole a donation box, with money designed to the Stollery Children’s Hospital, from the Cold Lake Recycling Centre. At the time of his arrest, Daniels had impersonated another individual.

Daniels was under conditions to abstain from alcohol, keep the peace and be of good behaviour. The Walmart had also banned him from the store following his November 30th arrest.

Daniels has appeared in front of a Justice of Peace at Cold Lake Provincial Court on January 22nd and was released for further court dates on $200 cash bail.