Woman arrested on Onion Lake by gang unit appears in court

A woman arrested by the North Battleford RCMP Crime Reduction Team, which was sent to Onion Lake Cree Nation Aug. 12 to 16 to fight gang activity, had another appearance in court.

Cheyenne Harper, 27, appeared in Lloydminster Provincial Court Oct. 7 on charges of break and enter and resisting arrest. North Battleford Crown Prosecutor Oryn Holm said the Crown is proceeding by way of indictable offence, which is the more serious offence and means more prison time if the person is found guilty.

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Harper was arrested Aug. 15 after the RCMP tried stopping a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver refused to stop and sped away. The RCMP gang unit put spike belts on Hwy 17 twice in an attempt to stop the vehicle but the truck left the highway to avoid the spike belts.

Police followed the truck and saw two women and a man flee from the vehicle and allegedly break into a nearby residence. Three people were arrested and police seized cocaine, drug paraphernalia and $2,085 in Canadian currency.

Harper was released on bail Aug. 31. The charges against Harper haven't been proven in court. 

Her next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 4 to elect how she wants to be tried.

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