Thursday , 23 September 2021

Elk Point RCMP joint operation results in arrest of two suspects

On Sunday, Elk Point RCMP in collaboration with Cold Lake Police Dog Services (PDS) and Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) arrested two suspects stemming from an investigation into a home invasion in Frog Lake.

The day before, Elk Point RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion at a residence in Frog Lake.

Several items were also stolen during the incident. Police conducted an initial investigation and identified two suspects.

On Feb. 17, 2019, Elk Point RCMP and EADRCRU arrested the two suspects in Fishing Lake believed to be involved with the home invasion.

Following the arrest, EADRCRU located the vehicle used in the robbery and located stolen property inside.

Further evidence was collected which resulted in police executing a search warrant with the assistance of Cold Lake PDS at separate residence in Fishing Lake. Stolen property from the robbery was recovered including a TV, credit cards, personal identification, ammunition as well as property from other incidents.

“Teamwork between police officers and tips from the public are key to the success of our operations,” says Constable Guillaume Wilson (EADRCRU).

“We will continue to conduct these joint operations and track down offenders committing these types of crimes in our communities.”

Myles Lajimodiere (32) of Fishing Lake and Nicole Crookedneck (26) of Lloydminster were charged with several Criminal Code offences which include:

  • Robbery with a firearm
  • Breaking and entering
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Mischief
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm

Lajimodiere was remanded into custody following a judicial hearing. Crookedneck was released following after a judicial hearing.

Both of the accused are scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Feb. 21, 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.