A 26-year-old man has been charged with assault after trying to steal a snow plow near Valleyview. On January 8th around 1:30 a.m. RCMP responded to a robbery in progress on Highway 43 west of Valleyview.

Police found the victim who says he stopped his snowplow to help a diver in the ditch. One of the truck’s occupants then allegedly assaulted the driver of the snowplow and tried to steal the vehicle. In the end, it was not taken.

Jake Goodswimmer of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation has been charged with robbery, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and driving while disqualified.