Sentencing for Onion Lake man arrested by North Battleford gang unit postponed

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Sentencing for an Onion Lake Cree Nation man who pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, possession of property obtained by crime, break and enter, and possession of cocaine was adjourned.

Lyndon Belly, 34, was to be sentenced in Lloydminster Provincial Court Oct. 26. Sentencing was rescheduled to Nov. 2.

The North Battleford RCMP Crime Reduction Team arrested belly on Aug. 15. The highly trained and specialized gang unit was sent to Onion Lake Cree Nation Aug. 12 to 16 to help fight gang activity.

The RCMP CRT members collaborate with communities and partner agencies to reduce gang violence and activity. There are two CRTs operated by the RCMP in Saskatchewan – Prince Albert and North Battleford. Provincially funded police resources in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince also have CRTs.

Lisa Joy, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist