St. Paul RCMP and Eastern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit lay 25 charges after execution of warrant

Eastern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit (EADCRU) will focus on specific targets and projects in various policing areas in the East District. The objective is to identify those criminals who have the biggest impact on our communities and work towards the disruption of their ongoing criminal activity.

On Feb. 14, 2018, St. Paul RCMP with assistance of the EADCRU executed a search warrant at a residence in Saddle Lake. Several firearms, ammunition, stolen property and drugs were located and seized.

Dean Alex White, a 45-year-old was charged with obstruction, identity fraud, possession for the purpose of trafficking. He was released on a Recognizance.

Chad Cardinal, a 34-year-old was charged with 12 firearm related offences, obstruction, possession of stolen property, possession for the purpose of trafficking. He was released on a Recognizance.

Kenneth Cardinal, a 30-year-old was also charged with possession of stolen property in relation to a break and enter that occurred at the Saddle Lake Home Care on Feb. 3, 2018, and failing to comply with a court order. He was wanted at the time of his arrest and was remanded into custody.

All three individuals are from Saddle Lake and will be appearing in St. Paul Provincial Court on March 1, 2018.

The search warrant that was executed is part of a larger crime reduction strategy that focuses on identifying repeat offenders and conducting targeted, intelligence-led investigations,” says Corporal Ronald Bumbry, Eastern Alberta District Media Relations Officer. “Every seizure of drugs and firearms plays play a part in making our communities safer.”

The EADCRU is committed to increased inter-agency communication, shared criminal intelligence and a strategic focus on repeat property crime offenders, in keeping with the K Division emphasis on crime reduction strategies.