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Lacombe Police charge man with several counts after backyard break-ins

Found stolen property related to the increased number of break and enters in Lacombe.

The Lacombe Police Service (LPS) on Feb. 22nd responded to reports of a man entering backyards in Lacombe.

Police attended and located the man matching the description given by witnesses. After further investigation the male was found to be in possession of stolen property and break and enter tools.

It was noted that the stolen property in his possession was related to the increased number of break and enters in the City of Lacombe.

As a result, the following subject has been charged with offences under the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Justin Eric Arnault, 32 from Red Deer, Alberta has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime – Two (2) counts
  • Possess break-in instruments – One (1) count
  • Possession of a controlled substance – One (1) count
  • Fail to comply with probation order– Three (3) counts
  • Disobeying a court order – One (1) count

Arnault is was released by way of Recognizance and is scheduled to attend Red Deer Provincial Court

February 26, 2019.

“The Lacombe Police would like to thank the citizens of Lacombe for remaining vigilant and reporting suspicious activity. Crime occurs at all hours of the day and it is important that we work together to reduce crime in the area” States Constable Vaughan Bleasdale.

If you have information about this incident, please contact the Lacombe Police Service at 403-782-3279 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at

-Submitted by the Lacombe Police Service

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