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Thursday , 15 April 2021

Elk Point RCMP arrest four after chase to Cold Lake area

Warrant roundup sees four charged with help from Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit, Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit, RCMP Air Services, Police Dog Services (PDS). 

Four people have been arrested and charged after a warrant roundup of wanted individuals in Frog Lake, the Elk Point RCMP said on Wednesday.

On Dec. 2, Elk Point RCMP were doing the roundup when a stolen truck was located with occupants inside.

With assistance from multiple detachments, RCMP helicopters and police dogs in the surrounding area, the truck was followed.

A tire deflation device was deployed after the vehicle failed to stop near Cold Lake, police said, and two females and a male were arrested without incident, while a fourth, a male youth, fled the scene on foot.

The youth was later apprehended by PDS and suffered minor injuries as a result of interactions with police and the dog, RCMP said.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance and released back into police custody a short time later.

During the pursuit, several items were thrown from the truck which resulted in the windshield of a police vehicle being damaged.

The truck that was recovered was previously reported stolen from Lloydminster, Alta., on Dec.1.

Sara Mcgillis (22) of Fishing Lake, Alta., Geneva Williams (25) of Fishing Lake, Alta., Colton Moyah (18) of Kehewin Cree Nation, Alta., and a 16-year-old male youth of Elizabeth Metis Settlement, Alta., were charged with various offences including:

  • Assaulting a police officer
  • Flight from police
  • Possession of stolen property over $5000
  • Mischief

Moyah was remanded into custody following a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Dec. 17, 2020.

After judicial hearings, McGillis and Williams were released and both are scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Jan. 7, 2020.

The 16-year-old youth who cannot be named in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is scheduled to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on Dec. 16, 2020.

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.