On Dec. 21, 2022, members from the RCMP's Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit (CRU), with assistance from the Cold Lake RCMP, attended a residence in the area of Cold Lake in relation to an ongoing property crime investigation. Upon arriving at the property, officers located and recovered multiple stolen vehicles that had been reported stolen from the Cold Lake and Bonnyville detachment areas. The value of the recovered property was estimated to be approximately $85,000. Two male suspects were located and arrested at the scene.
A 24-year-old individual Laine Solway-Martial (24), a resident of Cold Lake, was charged with the following offences:
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
- Flight from Police
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- Resisting arrest
The 24-year-old individual was held for a judicial interim release Hearing where he was remanded into police custody. The 24-year-old individual is scheduled to appear in Cold Lake provincial court via CCTV on Jan. 5, 2023.
A 21-year-old individual, a resident of Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Alta., was charged with Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000. The 21-year-old individual was held for a judicial interim release hearing where he was released on a no cash release order with conditions. The 21-year-old individual is scheduled to appear in Cold Lake provincial court on Jan. 18, 2023.