Wednesday , 19 January 2022
The suspect in a vehicle theft in Ashmont on Sunday. Image supplied.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Ashmont break and enter

The suspect in a break and enter near Ashmont on Sunday. Image supplied.


On January 7th St. Paul RCMP released a photo of a break and enter suspect from a break and enter investigation near Ashmont, Alta occurring around January 5th, 2020.  Shortly after releasing the suspect’s photo St. Paul RCMP received numerous calls and tips with the suspect’s identity.  RCMP subsequently arrested  and charged the suspect.
Joshua Darryl Pepin, 30, of St. Paul County was charged with the following;
-Break and Enter
-Possession of property obtained by crime
-Fail to Comply (x3)
Pepin was taken before a Justice of The Peace and released on $100 cash bail to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on January 9, 2019.



On January 5th, while investigating a stolen vehicle near Ashmont, St. Paul RCMP discovered a break and enter at an adjacent seasonal property.

The property had been ransacked and a number of items stolen.

The owner of the property had surveillance cameras on site which captured an image of the suspect.

St. Paul RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident (or identifying those responsible).

Please contact St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8870 or your local police.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

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.