St. Paul RCMP charge three for break and enter – execute search warrants

On Dec. 1, 2017, at approximately 5:50 a.m., St. Paul RCMP responded to an abandoned vehicle fire on 51 Avenue in St. Paul. While investigating the vehicle fire a separate call was received regarding a break and enter that had occurred at Northpark Collision the same morning. Police determined the burnt vehicle was stolen from Northpark Collision during the break and enter.

Last night at approximately 6:00 p.m., St. Paul RCMP executed search warrants at two separate residences in St. Paul and approximately $20,000.00 of stolen property was recovered along with a firearm and weapons. Three males have been arrested and were charged in relation to the break and enter and vehicle fire.

Lawrence Joseph Desjarlais, a 38-year-old from Spedden, Alberta and Tyler David Grimes, a 40-year-old from St. Paul, Alberta were charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Break and enter
  • Disguise with intent
  • Theft of motor vehicle
  • Possession of property obtained by crime (X2)
  • Mischief over $5000.00 (X2)

Both of the accused were remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Lac La Biche Provincial Court on Dec. 11, 2017 via CCTV.

Randy Cardinal, a 30-year-old from Goodsoil, Saskatchewan was charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Arson
  • Break and enter
  • Theft of motor vehicle
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Mischief over $5000.00
  • Fail to comply with a court order (X2)

He was also wanted at the time of his arrest in relation to an incident in the Bonnyville area for possession of stolen property. Additionally, he was also charged in relation to a separate break and enter of a machine shop in St. Paul that was reported to police on Nov. 24, 2017. Charges include obstruction, possession of property obtained by crime, fraud and failing to comply with a court order.

Cardinal was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in St. Paul Provincial Court on Dec. 21, 2017 via CCTV.

“Charges in relation to several crimes are now before the courts,” says Corporal Ronald Bumbry, East Alberta Media Relations Officer, “Our Crime Reduction Strategy is a targeted, evidence based approach to policing and enables us to identify repeat offenders, conduct targeted enforcement initiatives and to address the root cause of crimes.”

As these matters are now before the courts no further information will be provided.