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Charges pending after stolen vehicle tracked to U.S. border near Coutts

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SWEETGRASS, MT – It was a multi-agency effort in making an arrest and recovering a stolen vehicle which tried to make a run for it across the border into the U.S.

Cardston RCMP first took the call Monday morning (Mar. 1) and tried to stop the stolen vehicle, however the driver took off.

The Lethbridge Police Service Crime Suppression Team then sprung into action, following the vehicle to the Sweetgrass/US Border where the driver was eventually arrested with help from both the American Border Patrol and RCMP.

LPS say the incident lasted about three hours.

Multiple charges are pending and the vehicle in question has been returned to its rightful owner.

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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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