Cold Lake RCMP arrest two after theft of truck reported; “thousands of dollars of damages had been caused to the property”

Cold Lake, Alberta – On Aug. 5, 2020 at approximately 7:53 a.m., St. Paul RCMP received a report of a break and enter and theft that occurred sometime overnight at a local construction company in the St. Paul area. Police attended the scene and discovered that a white 2007 Ford flat deck truck had been stolen and that thousands of dollars of damages had been caused to the property as a result of the break in.

Cold Lake RCMP in collaboration with the Bonnyville General Investigative Section (GIS), Cold Lake GIS and the Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) were able to locate and recover the stolen vehicle and arrest the two suspects who police believed were involved in the earlier break and enter.

 Thousands of dollars of damages had been caused to the property as a result of the break in.
(RCMP) Thousands of dollars of damages had been caused to the property as a result of the break in.
(RCMP) Thousands of dollars of damages had been caused to the property as a result of the break in.
(RCMP) Thousands of dollars of damages had been caused to the property as a result of the break in.

John Cook (26) of Cold Lake and Brittany Steinhauer (29) of Saddle Lake were charged jointly with breaking and entering to commit an indictable offence.

Cook was also charged with failing to comply with the conditions of a release order.

Both the accused had a judicial hearing and Cook was remanded into custody and will be appearing today in Lac La Biche Provincial Court. Steinhauer was released and will be appearing in St. Paul Provincial Court on Aug. 13, 2020.

Cold Lake RCMP



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