Over a six-day time period, Red Deer RCMP arrested numerous people who were wanted on outstanding warrants and/or found to be breaching court-imposed conditions.
Several were located while committing criminal activity, while numerous others were picked up after it was determined they were breaching court-imposed conditions, including curfews and weapons prohibitions.
Another suspect was arrested in a store after assaulting staff with bear spray while attempting to steal merchandise.
Shortly after 5 p.m. on March 15th, RCMP located a stolen truck parked at a convenience store in north Red Deer and arrested the driver inside the store without incident.
Daniel Wade Shields, 29, has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000, driving without holding a subsisting operator’s license, operating a motor vehicle without registration and driving an uninsured motor vehicle.
Shields was further wanted on numerous outstanding warrants at the time of his arrest.
On March 17th at 2:45 p.m., Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of an assault with pepper spray at a business in south Red Deer. RCMP located a female suspect and determined that she had assaulted a staff person after a verbal altercation in the store.
Rickell Jessica Frenchman, 24, has been charged with two counts of assault, mischief under $5,000, possession of weapon for purpose of committing an offence (bear spray), resisting/obstructing a peace officer and theft while armed with offensive weapon (knife).
On March 18th at 3 a.m., Red Deer RCMP located a stolen truck with three occupants, and determined that one man and one woman were wanted on a number of outstanding warrants.
At the time of his arrest, the male suspect was wanted on multiple outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court and failing to comply with court-imposed conditions. These charges stemmed from his arrest on March 3rd for uttering threats.
Matthew Robert McKinney, 25, has been charged with uttering threats and three counts of failing to appear in court, failing to comply with condition of undertaking, two counts of failing to comply with conditions and three counts of possession of stolen property.
At the time of her arrest, the woman was wanted on outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court to speak to shoplifting charges from an incident on Dec. 24th. She was also in possession of bear spray, contrary to a weapons prohibition.
Kyla Joy Harter, 22, has been charged with theft under $5,000, failing to
appear in court, three counts of possession of stolen property, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, possession of weapon contrary to order and breach of probation.
At 2 a.m. on March 18th, Red Deer RCMP located a woman in a stolen truck and took her into custody without incident. At the time of her arrest, she was in possession of stolen papers and was further wanted on an outstanding warrant for failing to comply with court-imposed curfew conditions.
Kayla Marie Cecka, 27, has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and failing to comply with conditions.
On March 19th, RCMP located a woman who was wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in court after being arrested in stolen vehicle earlier this month.
RCMP discovered the suspect driving a stolen vehicle on March 14th. After refusing to stop for police, the vehicle attempted to drive over a parking curb and got stuck, at which point the female driver was arrested; the warrant was issued on March 17th after she failed to appear for her scheduled court date.
Courtney Darlene Reid, 20, has been charged with failing to appear in court and possession of stolen property over $5,000.
Reid faces several more Criminal Code charges out of Lacombe.
Red Deer RCMP arrested a woman at 2 p.m. on March 20th after determining that she was breaching conditions of her parole. At the time of her arrest, she was found to be in possession of several identity documents that were not hers and a quantity of hydromorphone.
Brandy Christine Carl, 40, has been charged with two counts of failing to comply with conditions, two counts of possession of an identity document and possession of schedule 1 substance.
Shortly after 1 a.m. on March 21st, Red Deer RCMP arrested a man after determining that he was in breach of court-imposed curfew conditions.
Nicholas Dale Krock, 25, has been charged with failing to comply with conditions.
On March 21st at 4 a.m., RCMP arrested a man after discovering him downtown in breach of numerous court-imposed conditions. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was breaching a court-imposed curfew and was in possession of three knives, in breach of court-imposed weapons conditions.
James Mitchell, 46, has been charged with possession of weapon for dangerous purpose and three counts of failing to comply with conditions.
“Red Deer RCMP routinely conduct conditions checks on those who are bound by the courts to comply with certain behavioural requirements, such as curfews, requirements to reside at a certain address, not to associate with known criminals, and to keep the peace and be of good behaviour,” said Insp. Gerald Grobmeier of the Red Deer RCMP.
“Further, RCMP are consistently out looking for those who are wanted on warrants. The message we’re sending is a straightforward one – if you aren’t complying with your conditions, if you continue to break the law, we’ll pick you up and put you before the courts. And we’ll do it again and again.”
The Red Deer RCMP’s continuous focus on conditions checks, outstanding warrants, policing of crime hot spots and increased patrols in various active areas throughout the City, including a concentrated focus on the downtown, are all tactics coming out of Project Pinpoint, Red Deer’s crime reduction strategy.
Red Deer RCMP encourage anyone with outstanding warrants to turn themselves in to the downtown Red Deer detachment at 4602 51st Ave.; please bring photo identification and be aware that it may take more than an hour for staff to process the paperwork and provide you with a court date. Being proactive about any outstanding warrants could save you significant embarrassment or inconvenience in the future.
Anyone with general questions about the process required to resolve outstanding warrants can call the RCMP complaint line at 403-343-5575.
Front counter hours for the downtown detachment are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., and closed on Sundays.