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RCMP recent arrests include a man in a stolen truck with a loaded rifle

Red Deer RCMP lay numerous charges in various incidents

  • Fri May 12th, 2017 4:44pm
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Red Deer RCMP arrests of note over the past 10 days are predominantly due to concentrated police patrols in targeted areas and reports from the public of suspicious vehicles or activity.

One man was arrested in a stolen truck with a loaded rifle, and more arrests involved drugs and numerous suspects wanted on outstanding warrants.

On May 5th at 12:05 a.m., RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at a downtown apartment building.

On arrival, police located two suspects in possession of what is believed to be methamphetamine, who both attempted to resist police while being placed under arrest.

After a brief altercation, both suspects were taken into custody without injury to themselves or police officers.

A 33-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man will face charges of resisting police, drug possession and failing to comply with conditions; those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.

Also on May 5th at 11:45 p.m., RCMP on patrol in downtown Red Deer located a stolen Dodge Ram stopped on the street.

Police surrounded the truck and took the female driver into custody without incident. The truck had been reported stolen out of Stettler earlier the same day.

Madison Leigh Coutre, 24, has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000 and failing to comply with probation.

On May 6th, shortly before 1:30 a.m., RCMP responded to a report of suspicious vehicle in a commercial parking lot in south Red Deer.

On arrival, police located a suspect who was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Boyle, and who was in possession of what is believed to be methamphetamine.

A 23-year-old man faces charges for drug possession failing to appear in court; those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.

On May 7th at 2 p.m., RCMP were called to a residence in Morrisroe after an alert neighbour noticed activity in a vacant house.

RCMP located three women in the residence and took them into custody without incident.

Jamie Anne Befus, 19, faces two charges of break and enter.

Sheri-Lynn Koch, 36, faces charges of break and enter and failing to comply with probation.

Tessa Victoria Smith, 20, faces two counts of failing to comply with conditions, possession of identity documents and fraudulent concealment.

Also on May 7th at 8:30 p.m., RCMP on patrol in downtown Red Deer located a man who was wanted on several outstanding warrants after failing to appear in court regarding uttering a forged document and possession of stolen property charges from a November arrest.

Cody Michael Gouda, 27, was taken into custody without incident and will appear in court in Red Deer on May 19th to speak to those charges.

On May 8th at 7 p.m., RCMP on patrol in the downtown initiated a traffic stop and found three men and an underage female in possession of significant quantities of what is believed to be crystal meth as well as several large bags of marijuana and items consistent with drug trafficking.

Nicholas Raymond Tweedle, 20, Ethan Carson, 19, Spencer Hansen, 20, and a 17-year-old girl, who cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, each face two charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The underage girl faces a further charge of possession of stolen property under $5,000.

On May 9th at 7:30 a.m., RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked and running in the Highland Green area; on arrival, police determined the Chevrolet Silverado was stolen and arrested the man inside the truck without incident.

The suspect was wanted on a warrant and was also found to be breaching several court-imposed conditions at the time of his arrest.

Police further seized a loaded rifle from the truck. The Silverado had been reported stolen out of Sylvan Lake on May 7th.

Tyler Joseph Shaw, 32, has been charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000, possession of firearm while knowing possession was prohibited, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, possession of firearm while prohibited by court order, possession of ammunition while prohibited by court order, failing to comply with condition, three counts of failing to comply with conditions, driving while unauthorized, driving without registration and driving without insurance.

Also on May 9th at 2:30 p.m. while RCMP were patrolling the back alleys of an area known for criminal activity, police located a suspect in a vehicle that had a stolen license plate on it.

The man was arrested without incident and RCMP determined that he was wanted on several warrants out of Blackfalds. The license plate had been reported stolen out of Red Deer on April 2nd.

A 41-year-old man faces a charge of possession of stolen property under $5,000 in addition to his outstanding warrants; that charge has not yet been sworn before the courts.

On May 10th while doing foot patrols in the downtown, Red Deer RCMP located a suspect who was found to be breaching court-imposed conditions and was further found to be in possession of break-in instruments. The man was taken into custody without incident.

Stephen Ashton, 24, has been charged with possession of break-in instruments and two counts of failing to comply with conditions.

– Fawcett