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Wednesday , 21 October 2020

Stolen ATV leads to multiple arrests

On Friday September 25th, 2020, RCMP officers from the Cold Lake Detachment, Cold Lake Police Dog Service , Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit and the Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit conducted a preplanned operation with the RCMP Air Services in relation to a stolen property investigation in the area.

At approximately 11:17 a.m., police attended a residence in the Elizabeth Metis Settlement in an attempt to locate and apprehend a male who was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant.

While at the property, police observed a red Honda ATV driving on the road toward the residence.

Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop when the ATV fled and drove into a nearby wooded area where it got stuck in a swamp. RCMP Air Services and PDS attended the scene to assist and the suspect was eventually located and arrested.

Police also found that the suspect was in possession of a moto-cross helmet that had recently been stolen during a commercial break and enter at a local business in Cold Lake.

The Honda ATV was also determined to be a stolen vehicle and was not able to be recovered at the time due to dense terrain.

Rudy Eric Cardinal (21) of Elizabeth Metis Settlement was charged with:

  • Flight from police
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited
  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Possession of break-in instruments
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court via CCTV on October 14th, 2020.

On September 26th, 2020, officers from the Cold Lake RCMP and PDS returned to the location of the stolen ATV for recovery and located four suspects who were attempting to steal it from the dense terrain.

Two of the suspects attempted to flee on the ATV when it collided into a nearby tree.

After the collision occurred the two suspects attempted to flee on foot but were located and arrested after another PDS track. The other two suspects were also arrested and charged.

Evan Lee Gladue (30) of Elizabeth Metis Settlement was charged with:

  • Flight from police
  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Failing to comply with conditions of a release order
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while being prohibited

He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court via CCTV on October 22th, 2020.

Sara Mcgillis (22) of Fishing Lake was charged with:

  • Flight from police
  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Failing to comply with conditions of a release order

She was released after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on October 14th, 2020.

Leonard Roy Mcgillis (55) of Fishing Lake Metis Settlement was charged with possession of property obtained by crime and was released after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on October 21st, 2020.

The fourth suspect, a 14-year-old youth from Cold Lake who cannot be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was charged with possession of property obtained by crime, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The youth was released after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on October 21st, 2020.

About Chris Lapointe

Chris is a two-time Vancouver Film School graduate, where he originally studied screenwriting and video games. Returning home to the lakeland post-graduation, he was determined to put what he learned to use. He brings with him a laid-back attitude and a love for pop culture that he hopes can be injected into Lakeland Connect's publications.