Strathcona County RCMP Arrest Male On Outstanding Warrants

March 18, 2024

Strathcona County RCMP arrest male on outstanding warrants

Strathcona County, Alta. – On March 13, 2024, Strathcona County RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) attended a residence near Range Road 223 and Township Road 512 in Sherwood Park, Alta. to execute an arrest on a male wanted on numerous outstanding warrants.

Due to comments made by the male, the situation was deemed high risk, and the RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) attended along with RCMP general duty members and members of the RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS). 

While police were present, the male proceeded to start a fire in a shop located on the property. Shortly after, the male surrendered to police without further incident. He was transported to hospital with minor injuries and cleared before being lodged in a cell.

No further injuries were reported.

James Veinot (53), a resident of Sherwood Park, was arrested on twelve outstanding warrants and charged with two additional counts of arson.

James Veinot was remanded into custody following a Judicial Interim Release hearing and is scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on March 18, 2024.