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Amber Alert case involving Lethbridge man going to trial

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A man from Lethbridge and a woman from northern Alberta will go to trial concerning an Amber Alert which was issued earlier this year.

42 year old Charmaine Darnel of Whitecourt and 23 year old D’artangan Pool of Lethbridge are facing abduction charges.

Both waived their right to a preliminary hearing earlier this week and have also elected to be tried by a judge and jury.

Back in June, RCMP at Fox Creek were called after three young kids were reportedly taken from their home in that northwest Alberta town in the middle of the night.

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A woman and the children were found, unharmed, later that morning in central Alberta near Sylvan Lake.

The case will be back in court up in Fox Creek October 21st for an arraignment.

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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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