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Men had ties to 100 crimes across the Lakeland: RCMP

Mounties in Cold Lake are saying a pair of prolific offenders are back in police custody. Early in the morning of May 1st, the RCMP was patrolling around the Elizabeth Metis Settlement when officers spotted a pair of trucks that were found to be stolen.

Mounties chased the two vehicles down with help from the Bonnyville detachment and the police dog. A spike strip was used to stop one of the trucks. Mounties then arrested 25-year-old Matthew Antoine Francois. Police say 25-year-old Simon Erwin Cardinal tried to flee on foot but was caught as well. Mounties say both men are tied to around 100 property crimes across the Lakeland.

Both men now face a slew of new charges.

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