A 28-year-old man from Sherwood Park is facing charges after a late-night break and enter.
On Wednesday (Oct.31) around 2 a.m., police responded to a home invasion in Cold Lake where two armed men forced their way into a residence.
A confrontation occurred with two adult victims inside. The suspects then fled with police finding and arresting Joel Thompson.
Mounties say the victims suffered minor injuries and two firearms were seized. Police stated this was not a random act.
Thompson is facing 11 charges including robbery with a firearm, assault, break and enter, disguise with intent and possession of a weapon while prohibited.
He was released with conditions and is expected to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on November 14.
RCMP continue to investigate and are seeking information on the second suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call their local detachment or Crime Stoppers.

More Local News

Redwater council decides against increasing pool fees

Pool fees in Redwater will be staying the same for another year.

École Campbelltown celebrate French heritage

As part of their month-long celebration “Mois de la francophonie albertaine” the students and staff of École Campbelltown held a special flag-raising ceremony for International Francophonie Day.

Freedom Conservatives choose Malcolm Stinson for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

Malcolm Stinson was recently selected as the Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta candidate in Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville.

Two pedestrians hit in crosswalks

Keep an eye out for pedestrians.

Chamber hosting All Candidate Forum for provincial election

Residents will soon have the chance to hear from their candidates.

Poor visibility in the heartland

Use extra caution on your drive to work.

Operation Red Nose provides $5,600 in community grants

Several youth-based community groups recently received some funding.

Update: region experiencing elevated pollution levels

Higher pollution levels are affecting the air quality.

Fort Sask Wellness Hub for Youth gaining support from local partners

A new project in the Fort is getting support from many different realms.

Public pool usage down in Redwater

Last summer wasn't the strongest for the Redwater Pool.

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide