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Mounties arrest two Taber men, accused of stealing truck and kayak

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TABER, AB – Two men from Taber have been arrested and charged after trying to evade police in a stolen kayak.

RCMP say a truck was stolen in Taber last Saturday, September 11th and was seen driving around the region that same day.

Officers later found the vehicle stuck in a field outside of Barnwell.

A police dog was called in and tracked two men to the Oldman River where they were seen trying to get into a cabin. The pair then allegedly stole a kayak and attempted to make a getaway down the river.

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That failed though and the two were arrested.

Mounties say 23 year old Pedro Friesen and 24 year old Tristan Wolfe after facing a list of charges.

They’ve been released to appear in court in Taber later this month.

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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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