Thursday , 5 August 2021

St. Paul RCMP arrest two males after using tire deflation

On Dec. 3 at around 12:30 am St. Paul RCMP received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle that entered a rural property.

The vehicle was located by police which fled when they attempted to stop it.

It was disabled by a tire deflation device shortly after and two males were arrested.

An observant resident called police to report that a suspicious vehicle had entered their property and drove around before departing.

RCMP made patrols and located the vehicle and attempted to stop it however it failed to stop in an attempt to evade police.

Other RCMP units setup a tire deflation device and were able to disable the vehicle.

The suspects fled on foot but were located a short time later by RCMP members.

Cody Makokis, 37, of Wetaskiwin, Alta. was charged with the following;

  • -Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
  • -Flight from police
  • -Resisting Arrest
  • -Failing to Comply X 2

Blair Cardinal, 27, of Saddle Lake, Alta. was charged with the following;

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Flight from police
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Failing to Comply X 5

Both males were also wanted on several outstanding criminal warrants.

Makokis and Cardinal were brought before a Justice of Peace and held in custody.

Their next court appearance was scheduled for Dec. 5 at St. Paul Provincial Court.

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.