RCMP charge 2 Red Deer men with Bentley post office attempted break in

Michael Wayne Lamontagne is not located and there is a warrant for his arrest. (RCMP photo)

BENTLEY – Sylvan Lake RCMP charged two men for attempting to break into the Bentley post office early on Nov. 24, 2020.

Michael Wayne Lamontagne, 51, and Geoffrey John Smyth, 44, both of Red Deer were arrested. Lamontagne is charged with mischief, and four conditions of failing to comply with a release order condition.  Smyth is charged with mischief.

A large amount of damage was done to the external wall, believed to have been the result of a semi truck driving into the post office.  The culprits accessed the storage bay, where there were no items of value.  Access was not obtained to the main post office.  The estimated cost of repairs is over $50,000. 

Later, on the evening of Nov. 24, a stolen semi truck was spotted in Drayton Valley, and two males were arrested.  As a result of intelligence sharing, the Sylvan Lake RCMP connected the vehicle and the males to the Bentley incident.

Geoffrey Smyth is in custody on other matters and is next scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on Jan. 27, 2021.  Michael Wayne Lamontagne is not located and there is a warrant for his arrest.

If you know the whereabouts of Michael Lamontagne, please contact the Sylvan Lake RCMP at 403-887-3333.

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