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Man arrested and charged in Coaldale after knife incident

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COALDALE, AB – A 33 year old transient man has been arrested and charged after an incident involving a knife this week in Coaldale.

RCMP were called out Thursday (Dec. 17) after complaints of an upset man walking near 22nd Avenue and 21st Street in town and brandishing a large hunting-type knife.

At one point, police say the suspect threatened a younger person walking in the same area.

A few hours later, another call to Coaldale RCMP regarding a man matching the same description and disoriented, stumbling along a nearby ditch.

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Officers later caught up with the man and found him in a washroom at a Coaldale restaurant where he was arrested.

Police say they found some drugs on the suspect. He’s been charged with drug possession and attempted assault with a weapon.

The man, who’s name has not been released, will appear in court in Lethbridge in March 2020.

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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 News 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.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

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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