Friday , 24 September 2021

RCMP apprehend wanted man in Kikino

On Jan. 31, the Lac La Biche RCMP and Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) conducted a joint operation to apprehend a male who’d been on the run from police for nearly two years.

RCMP members identified where the male would be hiding and surrounded a residence in Kikino.

RCMP members entered the residence after obtaining a warrant and located the male who was hiding in a crawl space underneath the house.  He was arrested without incident.

Joey Whitford (31) of Kikino is facing charges for multiple offences, including:

  • Forcible confinement (X4)
  • Assault (X6)
  • Failing to comply with a probation order
  • Uttering threats (X5)
  • Mischief
  • Theft under $5,000

He was held following a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear in court in Lac La Biche on Feb. 11, 2019.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.