Man charged with impaired driving reportedly had loaded handgun under driver’s seat

Red Deer RCMP make numerous arrests in the last week

Red Deer RCMP arrested a number of people this week who were found to be breaching various court-imposed conditions or who had failed to appear in court on earlier charges. Several people were arrested after public reports of suspicious men trying vehicle doors, and one man faces numerous charges after RCMP located him allegedly driving impaired with a loaded handgun under the driver’s seat.

On June 1st, Red Deer RCMP located and arrested 31-year-old Matthew Douglas Bauer, who was wanted on warrants after failing to appear in court regarding an arrest in March where he was alleged to be attempting to sell a stolen truck. Bauer faces charges of possession of stolen property and three counts of failing to comply with conditions.

On June 2nd at around 4 a.m., RCMP responded to a report of a male suspect trying vehicle doors in the Johnstone neighbourhood. Police responded and located the suspect nearby, at which time they determined that he was in possession of items stolen from an area vehicle.

Jared Lee Douville, 26, has been charged with theft from motor vehicle under $5,000 and failing to comply with a probation order.

Also on that day, shortly before 6 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of a man walking through the Eastview neighbourhood swinging a machete. RCMP located the suspect, seized the machete, and took him into custody without incident.

Jessie Dodd, 31, has been charged with possession of weapon for dangerous purpose.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of a theft at a north end business; the male suspect fled before police arrived but RCMP arrested the female suspect, who resisted arrest and attempted to flee police. She was taken into custody without injury to herself or to police officers.

Danielle Janet Ross, 36, has been charged with resisting/obstructing a peace officer, theft under $5,000 and failing to comply with conditions.

Shortly after 6:30 a.m. on June 3rd, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious man going through a vehicle in the Inglewood neighbourhood. RCMP arrested the suspect a short time later in possession of property that had been stolen from the vehicle.

A 20-year-old faces charges for possession of stolen property under $5,000 and mischief; those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.

At 9 p.m. on June 7th, RCMP on foot patrol in downtown Red Deer located a suspicious male in City Hall Park. RCMP located a number of items in the man’s possession that had been stolen from the Housewarmings store on Ross Street during a break and enter early the same morning. The 18-year-old suspect was arrested and taken into custody without incident. Charges are pending but they have not yet been sworn before the courts.

Shortly before 2 a.m. on June 8th, RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance in progress at a residence in Normandeau, after a man was reported to be ringing the doorbell of the home persistently and banging on windows. RCMP attended immediately and located the suspect car nearby in an alley. Upon engaging with the male driver, RCMP entered into an impaired driving investigation. After the driver was arrested, RCMP located a loaded handgun under the driver’s seat; its serial number had been removed.

A 39-year-old man faces approximately six firearms charges, impaired driving charges and a charge of mischief. Those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.

– Fawcett