UPDATE: Quentin Strawberry arrested

Strawberry was wanted on warrants for armed robbery, assault with weapon and forcible confinement

Red Deer RCMP have arrested 35-year-old Quentin Lee Strawberry after locating him at an apartment in south Red Deer yesterday.

Red Deer RCMP located Strawberry at an apartment on the 5100 block of 37th St. at 1:30 p.m. on June 15th. Because Strawberry was wanted on outstanding warrants for armed robbery with a firearm, assault with a weapon and forcible confinement, Red Deer RCMP assessed his arrest as having a high risk of danger to the public and to police officers. For that reason, RCMP evacuated the building and maintained a heavy police presence with numerous marked and unmarked police vehicles containing the area.

When negotiations for surrender were not successful, the RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) attended the scene. Police officers entered the residence at 9:15 p.m. and Strawberry was taken into custody without incident along with a woman.

RCMP thank the public for their cooperation in avoiding the area during the containment and arrest, and especially appreciate the patience of those residents who were displaced during this time. RCMP further thank the public for not endangering police by revealing their positions on social media while the incident unfolded.

City of Red Deer Transit was on scene for approximately two hours between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to offer free transportation to Collicutt Centre for evacuated residents and those who were unable to return to their homes while the area was contained. RCMP thank the City of Red Deer for their support.

– Fawcett