Cold Lake RCMP make arrested after dangerous driving complaint initiates pursuit – UPDATE – charges laid

Cold Lake, Alberta

On Sept 21, 2020, an RCMP Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit officer with assistance from RCMP Air Services and RCMP Police Dog Services arrested two suspects in relation to a dangerous driving offence.

Simon Cardinal (27) of Cold Lake, was remanded into custody and will speak to his matters in Cold lake Provincial Court on October 28, 2020. Cardinal was charged with 12 offences, some of which include the following:

Flight from a peace officer

Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

Commit a common nuisance

Possession of stolen property over $5000 x 2

Possession of stolen property under $5000

Possession of a controlled substance

Tiara Marten (19) of Cold Lake was remanded into custody and will speak to her matters in Cold lake Provincial Court on October 28, 2020. Marten was charged with 8 offences, some of which include the following:

Flight from a peace officer

Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

Commit a common nuisance

Possession of stolen property over $5000 x 2

Possession of stolen property under $5000

Possession of a controlled substance

A third suspect, a 17-year-old youth from Cold Lake, whom cannot be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is set to appear in Cold Lake Provincial court on October 14, 2020. The youth has been charged with 13 offences, some of which include the following:

Flight from a peace officer

Possession of stolen property over $5000 x 2

Possession of stolen property under $5000

Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

Fail to comply with conditions x 4

Possession of a controlled substance

This matter is still under investigation. Cold Lake RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident. Please contact Cold Lake RCMP at 780-594-3301 or your local police.

As this matter is now before the courts, there will be no further updates.

A pursuit was initiated and both vehicles were immobilized after successful deployment of a tire deflation devices.
A pursuit was initiated and both vehicles were immobilized after successful deployment of a tire deflation devices.

Background:

Sept. 22, 2020 Cold Lake RCMP

Cold Lake RCMP arrests two after dangerous driving complaint initiates pursuit

Cold Lake, Alta. – On Sept. 21, 2020 at approximately 7:50 p.m., Cold Lake RCMP responded to several calls regarding a vehicle that was dangerously driving into on coming traffic on Highway 28.

Police located the vehicle and it fled on Highway 28 in Cold Lake running several red lights. A pursuit was initiated which went into Cold Lake First Nation and then back into the city of Cold Lake. An attempt was made to stop the vehicle by utilizing a tire deflation device which was unsuccessful. Due to safety concerns the pursuit was stopped.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., a RCMP Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit officer with assistance from RCMP Air Services and RCMP Police Dog Services located the vehicle parked near a residence on 47th Ave. The vehicle fled from police and rammed a marked police car. The officer was not injured. The vehicle was later found abandoned near 54 Ave., and 51st St. Further investigation led officers to a residence on Cold Lake First Nation where two suspects were arrested, an additional vehicle and flat deck trailer were recovered. The vehicle and flat deck trailer were reported stolen from Smoky Lake, Alta. on Sept. 21, 2020.

The suspects remain in police custody awaiting judicial hearings. An update will be provided once available.

Cold Lake RCMP

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