Saturday , 15 May 2021

Break-in at St. Paul Education shop leads to one arrest

St. Paul RCMP have arrested one suspect in a break and enter at St. Paul Education maintenance shop.

A vehicle and tools were reported stolen along with damage to the shop and fence.

Two suspects were caught on video surveillance. St. Paul RCMP along with Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit located the stolen vehicle while conducting their investigation.

One male was arrested without incident. RCMP were also able to recover the stolen tools inside the vehicle. The investigation is still ongoing in regards to the second suspect.

Blair Cardinal (28) of St. Paul was charged with the following offences:

  • Break and enter with intent
  • Possession of break-in instruments
  • Theft of motor vehicle
  • Mischief under $5000
  • Theft under $5000

He was released after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Oct. 8, 2020.

If you have information about this incident, please call the St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8870 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

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.