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Police patrols in targeted areas lead to numerous arrests

Red Deer RCMP arrests catch suspects wanted on warrants

  • Fri May 26th, 2017 7:32pm
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Red Deer RCMP arrests of note over the past two weeks are predominantly due to concentrated police patrols in targeted areas and reports from the public of suspicious vehicles or activity. Most arrests involved suspects who were found to be breaching court-imposed conditions and/ or wanted on outstanding warrants. Police continue to look for witnesses to a violent assault on May 18th after charging four people, and are asking anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the area of 53rd Ave. and the walking bridge that evening to contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575.

On May 12th, shortly after 9 a.m., RCMP responded to a complaint of an altercation behind a strip mall in Highland Green between two men. On arrival, RCMP arrested two men who were armed with a knife, a chain and a pellet gun. RCMP seized a small amount of methamphetamine. Charges are pending against a 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old man.

On May 13th at 6 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance behind a building on 54th Ave. in the Riverside Meadows neighbourhood. On arrival, police located a man who was wanted on a number of outstanding warrants after being arrested in Red Deer on Jan. 1st tampering with the ignition of a truck and in possession of a machete.

Lane Kenneth Dickson, 21, has been charged with m faces mischief under $5,000, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose and failing to appear in court.

On May 14th, RCMP located a woman who was in breach of court-imposed conditions and in possession of a number of documents and a fuel card that had been stolen from a vehicle in Red Deer. She was further found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine.

Jo-Ann Roberta Amond, 30, has been charged with failing to comply with conditions, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and possession of Schedule I substance.

On May 15th shortly after midnight, RCMP on patrol in a known hot spot in an industrial area located a suspicious vehicle and determined that the woman in it was breaching court-imposed curfew conditions and was in possession of several types of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. She was further found to be in possession of personal cheques that had been stolen during a residential break and enter two days earlier.

Summer Brook Kreiser, 34, has been charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000 and two counts of possession of Schedule I and Schedule VIII substances.

On that same day shortly after 5 a.m., RCMP on patrol executed a traffic stop at a gas station on Ross Street and determined that the passenger was wanted on outstanding warrants. During the course of her arrest, RCMP seized crystal meth and drug paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

Tia Marie Cobbe, 31, has been charged with resisting/obstructing a peace officer and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

On May 17th at 10 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity at an apartment in downtown Red Deer. On arrival, police arrested a woman who initially gave a false name to police before the investigation revealed her identity, and a man. Both were wanted on numerous outstanding warrants and were found to be in breach of various court-imposed conditions. Police seized a hatchet and a saw during the arrests.

Liticia Helen Willier, 19, has been charged with resisting or obstructing a peace officer, two counts of possession of dangerous weapon and failing to comply with conditions.

Clint Harrison Gait, 29, has been charged with two counts of failing to comply with conditions.

On May 18th, shortly after 7 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of an assault in progress that began in the area of 53rd Ave. in downtown Red Deer and progressed toward the walking bridge. The male victim was taken to hospital to be treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries and RCMP arrested a number of people at the scene, some of whom were in possession of weapons and items belonging to the victim. RCMP continue to investigate and are asking any witnesses to this assault to call the Red Deer RCMP complaint line at 403-343-5575.

Irene Potts, 30, Dustin Strawberry, 25, Aaron Gouda, 32 and Warren Potts, 39, each face one charge each of aggravated assault and robbery.

Irene also faces three further counts of failing to comply with conditions, possession of a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon. Strawberry faces an additional count of assault and failing to comply with probation.

Also on May 18th at 11:30 p.m., RCMP on patrol in downtown Red Deer arrived on the scene of a robbery that had just taken place, after a man and a woman were robbed at knifepoint by another man, who stole the male victim`s chain. RCMP seized the knife, retrieved the chain and arrested the suspect without incident.

Marlo Tyrell Thomas, 34, has been charged with robbery and possession of weapon for dangerous purpose.

On May 19th in two unrelated incidents the afternoon, RCMP responded to reports of fraud in progress at local businesses; in one incident, a 48-year-old woman faces a charge of possession of stolen property after attempting to use personal documents stolen during a theft of a wallet the week before.

In the second incident, a 21-year-old man faces fraud and use of forged document charges after attempting to cash a fraudulent cheque from a Red Deer business. Those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.

On May 20th, in the afternoon, Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of two men who had fought with store security at a south Red Deer business and were believed to be in possession of firearms. RCMP attended the business and located the suspects in a vehicle outside the business. One of the men attempted to flee police on foot and was arrested after a brief foot chase. Police seized two firearms from the vehicle and several knives.

Vincent Luigino Vanin, 26, has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, three counts of possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, unsafe storage of firearm, unauthorized possession of firearm, possession of firearm in motor vehicle, possession of prohibited loaded firearm, possession of prohibited firearm knowing possession was prohibited, resisting/obstructing a peace officer, assault and four counts of failing to comply with conditions.

Thomas Jeffery Houle, 20, has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, unsafe storage of firearm, unauthorized possession of firearm, possession of firearm in motor vehicle and possession of prohibited loaded firearm

At 2 a.m. on May 22nd, RCMP attended a downtown apartment building in response to a report of a disturbance. On arrival, police located a suspect who was wanted on outstanding warrants.

In addition to those warrants, 31-year-old Lincoln Charles Capel, has been charged with four counts of failing to comply with conditions, resisting/obstructing a peace officer and making/possessing identity documents.

May 23rd at approximately 7 a.m., RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a residential area north of Hwy. 11A. On arrival, RCMP determined that the Dodge Ram and the license plate it carried were both stolen, and took the male and female occupants of the truck into custody without incident. During the course of the arrests, police located another stolen license plate, several stolen corporate credit cards and break-in tools in the truck.

Christopher Robert Lee Hayward, 36, has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, five counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000 and possession of break-in tools.

Krista Marie Rix, 33, has also been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000 and three counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000.

At 2:30 p.m. on May 23rd, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Village Mall parking lot. On arrival, police officers located and charged two female suspects who were found to be breaching probation or court-imposed undertakings. RCMP seized heroin from one suspect.

In addition to the breaches,Julene Marie Lattery, 28 faces a charge of possession of Schedule I substance (heroin).

At 1 p.m. on May 24th, RCMP received a report that a male suspect had caused a disturbance at a cheque cashing business then fled on foot. RCMP located the suspect shortly afterward in downtown Red Deer while investigating another matter, and took him into custody.

James Jack Smaaslet, 46, has been charged with two counts of resisting/obstructing a peace officer and causing a disturbance.

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