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Cold Lake man arrested after causing disturbance

A Cold Lake man has been arrested after causing a disturbance at a local seniors’ center.

On Saturday, March 6th, around 1 p.m., Cold Lake RCMP reported to a call from the Cold Lake Seniors’ Centre, during its jamboree, where a man had wondered into the facility and was causing a disturbance.

Police say the man walked into the Jamboree, went to the front and grabbed a microphone out of somebody’s hand. When Police arrived, they attempted to apprehend the man but he resisted arrest, struggling violently. Although drug use has not been confirmed as of yet, RCMP say the man resisted with a level of strength consistent with intoxication under certain drugs.

After several minutes, police were able to bring about the arrest under control, though it led to damage throughout the main floor area of the Centre, particularly a large hole in the drywall and areas where the suspect’s blood dripped or was smeared. With the help of the Cold Lake Peace Officers, the RCMP cleaned up the damaged area for the senior citizens and Victim Services was brought in to assist the individuals who witnessed the altercation.

41-year-old, Darcey David MacDonald, has been charged with 2 counts of assaulting a peace officers, 2 counts of resisting arrest, and overcoming resistance by choking to commit an indictable offence. MacDonald was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court this Wednesday, March 9th a 10 a.m.

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Two RCMP members were treated in hospital for minor injuries.

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