Red Deer RCMP make numerous arrests in recent days

Arrests include a stabbing suspect and numerous crimes in progress

Red Deer RCMP worked with Sylvan Lake RCMP to arrest and charge a woman after a stabbing on July 13th, while a number of other recent arrests by Red Deer RCMP involved crimes in progress that were reported by citizens, including frauds, the recovery of several stolen vehicles and a break and enter in progress. Red Deer RCMP appreciate the continued engagement of citizens, and their commitment to working with police to prevent crime and arrest those responsible.

Shortly before 1:30 p.m. on July 13th, RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing, after a woman was stabbed in the stomach at a Red Deer residence and then dropped off in a field in Sylvan Lake after an altercation with a woman who was known to her. The victim was able to get to a nearby business where staff called for medical assistance for her.

Sylvan Lake RCMP and Red Deer RCMP worked together on the file, with Sylvan Lake RCMP responding to the initial report, then locating and arresting the female suspect in the area near where the victim had been dropped off. Red Deer RCMP continued the investigation after determining the stabbing had occurred at a residence in Red Deer. The victim was treated at Red Deer Hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Janis Colleen Grant, 34, faces a charge of aggravated assault.

At 3:30 p.m. on July 14th, RCMP responded to a report of attempted fraud after a man attempted to use and then replace a stolen fleet gas card. When RCMP arrived, the suspect fled on foot through the building and out the back door; he was arrested after a brief foot chase with assistance from Police Dog Services. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was driving a stolen car and was wanted on three outstanding warrants out of Rocky Mountain House for two counts of theft and possession of stolen property, and three more warrants out of Red Deer for possession of stolen property, failing to appear in court and failing to comply with conditions.

Ryan Shane Schuster, 28, has also been charged with identity fraud, two counts of fraud, resisting/obstructing a peace officer, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and failing to comply with conditions.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on July 15th, RCMP located a stolen truck in a parking lot in north Red Deer and arrested the 17-year-old male who was found to be driving it. The truck had been reported stolen out of Sylvan Lake on July 14th. The youth, whose name cannot be released in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of break-in instruments. He was scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on July 20th but did not appear; his charges are now moving to warrant status.

At 2:45 a.m. on July 16th, RCMP responded to a break and enter at an east side liquor store, and arrested a 17-year-old male. The youth, whose name cannot be released in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, will be charged with break and enter and theft under $5,000, but those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on July 16th, Red Deer RCMP on patrol in an identified crime hot spot located a parked car bearing a license plate that had been stolen out of Red Deer on June 21st. RCMP took the suspect into custody without incident. A 46-year-old faces charges for possession of stolen property under $5,000, driving an uninsured motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without a license; those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.

At 4:30 a.m. am on July 17th, RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity at a downtown apartment building, after a suspicious male was heard entering the basement area. RCMP responded and arrested the suspect, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant at the time of his arrest for breaching his probation.

Christopher Lee Walters, 34, was charged with an additional count of failing to comply with probation and a count of failing to comply with conditions.

At 5:45 p.m. on July 17th, RCMP responded to a report of a man with a firearm in a parking lot in south Red Deer after a vehicle owner found the suspect going through his truck. The suspect was reported to have pointed a firearm at the truck owner before fleeing in a waiting white Jeep Cherokee. RCMP began to search for the suspect vehicle and located it driving nearby; police executed a traffic stop, at which point they found the suspect hiding in the back seat. Police have not recovered the firearm at this time and continue to investigate. The female driver was released without charge.

Robert Theus Handy, 27, has been charged with possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, theft, mischief under $5,000 and failing to comply with probation.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on July 18th, RCMP were flagged down by a citizen regarding a suspicious vehicle. On investigation, RCMP located a man in the parked vehicle in possession of what is believed to be hydromorphone.

Travis Patrick Meyers, 31, has been charged with possession of Schedule I substance and failing to comply with conditions.

Shortly before 6 p.m. on July 18th, RCMP responded to a report of an attempted theft of gas from a West Park business after a man was seen attempting to leave without paying for a jerry can of gas. A witness chased the male suspect and attempted to detain him, and the suspect displayed a knife and fled on foot. RCMP responded and began a search for the suspect with assistance from Police Dog Services. The suspect was identified during the course of the investigation, and RCMP located him nearby and took him into custody.

Isaiah Sean Noble, 18, has been charged with robbery with weapon, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose and two counts of failing to comply with probation.

Shortly after 8 a.m. on July 19th, Red Deer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. RCMP located the parked the red GMC Sierra and confirmed that it had been reported stolen out of Sundre. The suspect was taken into custody without incident, and was found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant at the time of his arrest. A 54-year-old man faces a charge of possession of stolen property over $5,000; that charge has not yet been sworn before the courts.

At 9:30 a.m. on July 19th, Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious truck parked in a hotel parking lot on 67th Street. On arrival, police located a man and a woman in a stolen Ford F350. The suspects were found to be in possession of stolen property including a number of credit cards and a commercial cheque, as well as methamphetamine and heroin.

Bryan Anthony Penso, 29, has been charged with two counts of possession of a Schedule I substance (methamphetamine/heroin), resisting/obstructing a peace officer, two counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000, six counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, failing to comply with probation and failing to comply with conditions.

Shanelle Cardinal, 27, has been charged with possession of a Schedule I substance (methamphetamine), two counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000 and six counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000.

– Fawcett

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