According to local reports, three teenage boys have been taken into custody for their alleged involvement with a violent home invasion that occurred in southern Alberta on Sept. 16. Police responded to call around 11:50 p.m. about a break-and-enter in progress located on the 900 block of 21st Avenue in Coaldale. Officers say that the 23-year-old male resident was assaulted with a bat and pepper-sprayed by one of the three teenage assailants who entered the home.
Despite his injuries, the resident detained one of the teens until authorities arrived. The other two individuals fled the scene before police reached the residence. Officers responding to the scene claim to have confiscated the bat, pepper spray and tools used to commit the break-in. Police also detained the 18-year-old Coaldale resident and charged him with two counts of assault with a weapon, possession of an offensive weapon, being disguised with intent, housebreaking and committing robbery.