Red Deer RCMP continues to locate and arrest people in stolen vehicles, in the midst of break and enters and those wanted on outstanding warrants or breaching court-imposed conditions, thanks to reports from the public and the RCMP’s continued focus on targeted patrols in crime hot spots.
They also credit ongoing checks to ensure people are complying with their court-imposed conditions.
These arrests include the following – at 2:30 p.m. on July 5th, RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity at a hotel and located a woman who was wanted on eight outstanding warrants at the time of her arrest.
In addition to the warrants, 20-year-old Tessa Victoria Smith faces a new charge of breaching court-imposed condition (CC 145 (3)).
She will appear in court in Red Deer on July 25th at 9:30 a.m.
At 5:15 a.m. on July 6th, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious jeep parked in an alley in Riverside Meadows.
On arrival, police determined the jeep and license plate were both stolen, and took the male occupant of the jeep into custody without incident.
The Jeep had been reported stolen out of Beaumont on July 5yj and the license plate had been reported stolen out of Edmonton.
The suspect was wanted on three outstanding warrants out of Rimbey for theft (2) and theft of vehicle (1), and two warrants out of Red Deer for failing to comply with probation orders.
At the time of his arrest, police seized a machete and what is believed to be crystal meth.
RCMP continue to investigate the contents of the Jeep to determine if additional charges will be sworn.
Jared Michael McLeod, 23, faces the following charges – possession of stolen property over $5,000; possession of stolen property under $5,000 X 2; breach of probation; possession of weapon for dangerous purpose; possession of Schedule I substance. McLeod made his first appearance in court in Red Deer on July 13th.
At 11:30 a.m. on July 6th, RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity at a downtown residence and located a suspect who was wanted on a number of outstanding warrants. James Jack Smaaslet, 46, was remanded and made his first court appearance in Red Deer on July 7th at 9:30 am.
On July 6th, at 10:30 p.m., RCMP on patrol located a suspect who was violating court-imposed curfew conditions and who was further found to be wanted on a warrant out of Innisfail for theft.
The vehicle the female suspect was a passenger in refused to stop when police initiated a traffic stop, and fled the area. RCMP officers did not pursue the vehicle but located it again a short time later and took the female suspect into custody without incident.
In addition to her warrant, 27-year-old Rochelle Reddemann faces a charge of failing to comply with conditions (CC 145 (3).
She will appear in court on Aug. 1st at 9:30 a.m.
On July 7th, RCMP on patrol in Riverside Meadows at 9:15 p.m. located a suspicious vehicle and determined that the man driving was a disqualified driver.
RCMP located a rifle in the car that the suspect was prohibited from possessing.
A 30-year-old man faces charges and will appear in court in Red Deer on Aug. 8th at 9:30 a.m. His name cannot be released at this time as those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.
On July 8th, shortly before 11 a.m., RCMP responded to a report of a possible break and enter in progress in the Chiles Industrial Park after employees discovered that several storage trailers in an industrial yard had been broken into, and then located a female suspect inside one of the trailers.
RCMP attended and took the suspect into custody without incident. She was wanted on outstanding warrants at the time of her arrest.
In addition to her warrants, the 48-year-old woman faces charges of theft and mischief and will appear in court in Red Deer on Aug. 18th.
Her name cannot be released at this time as those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.
On July 11th, at 1 p.m. RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter that had just occurred, after a man was seen breaking into a storage room of an apartment building.
RCMP confirmed that three units had been broken into and located the suspect nearby; he was taken into custody without incident. Richard Wayne Ogilvie, 43, faces the following charges – break and enter X 3; and fail to comply with probation.
Ogilvie will appear in court in Red Deer on July 26th.
On July 11th, Red Deer RCMP received a report of a suspect fleeing from a van the witness believed to be stolen. RCMP attended and arrested the suspect nearby, thanks to the help of several witnesses. The van had been reported stolen out of Red Deer on July 10th.
A 25-year-old man faces charges, but his name cannot be released at this time as those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.
On July 11th, RCMP received a report of a fraud at a local business, after a man stole a generator, leaf blower and pressure washer worth approximately $2,300 while representing himself as staff from a business that had an account there. RCMP identified the suspect and executed a search warrant at his residence on July 12th, seizing the items.
The 33-year-old man, who was wanted on outstanding warrants, was arrested without incident; in addition to his warrants, he now faces a charge of Fraud under $5,000 (CC 380 (1) (b)); his name cannot be released at this time as those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.