Man caught Shoplifting with Bear Spray

On April 13th, at approximately 7:30 pm, RCMP were called to the Canadian Tire in Cold Lake, for a report of a shoplifter. RCMP attended and located the male suspect.

He was arrested at the scene and provided a false name to police. The man is accused of attempting to steal some tools and miscellaneous items. He was also in possession of bear spray.

Charges are pending against a 29 year old male from Big Island Lake Cree Territory, Saskatchewan. He is facing charges of theft under $5,000, possession of a prohibited weapon and obstructing an officer for providing a false name.

The man was released, with conditions and a promise to appear pending his next court appearance on April 25th at 10:00 am. Charges have not yet been sworn, so the man’s identity has not been released.