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RCMP in Crowsnest Pass arrest man following weekend police standoff

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A man from the Crowsnest Pass is facing charges after a standoff with RCMP.

Late Friday afternoon (Oct. 2), mounties were called out to reports of an assault in Lundbreck. One man allegedly assaulted another, left the scene, and then barricaded himself in another house, potentially with a firearm.

RCMP from the Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek, and Piikani all responded and contained the area until the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and K9 unit arrived.

Police say after negotiations with the suspect failed, the Emergency Response Team was able to get inside, however the man took off again. He was eventually caught a short distance away by a police dog.

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29 year old Shaine William Smith of Lundbreck was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, and assault with a weapon.

Crowsnest Pass RCMP say the victim suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Williams is scheduled to appear in Pincher Creek court on Tuesday (Oct. 6).

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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