RCMP recent arrests include a stolen SUV used in multiple crimes

Numerous arrests made this month by Red Deer RCMP

Recent arrests in Red Deer include numerous suspects wanted on multiple outstanding warrants, stolen firearms and the recovery of an SUV stolen out of Olds that was involved in at least three separate criminal incidents, several of which involved dangerous driving that endangered the lives of the public, police officers and a suspect who was being arrested.

At 1:15 a.m., RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity in the Clearview Ridge neighbourhood, and located a man who was in possession of a stolen bicycle and methamphetamine.

Wade Lawrence Grauman, 30, has been charged with possession of Schedule I substance (crystal meth), possession of stolen property under $5,000, failing to comply with probation order and failing to comply with condition.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 4th, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious man in a parked car with what was believed to be a rifle. RCMP attended the Recreation Centre parking lot and executed a high-risk arrest of the suspect, who was found to be in possession of three BB guns: a long rifle with a scope and two handguns.

Brett Jared Blades, 30, faces a charge of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

On the evening of Aug. 4th, RCMP located a stolen grey SUV as it drove in north Red Deer, and tracked it to the parking lot of a liquor store. RCMP blocked in the vehicle and prepared to initiate a high-risk arrest. As police arrested the passenger, the driver took off, narrowly missing hitting his fellow suspect and police officers as he fled the scene in the SUV. The SUV had been reported stolen out of Olds on July 29th after it was left unlocked in a parking lot with the keys inside.

The male passenger, Timothy John Knowles, 34, was wanted on outstanding warrants after failing to attend court regarding an April arrest. RCMP continue to investigate this incident.

On Aug. 5th, Red Deer RCMP located and arrested Shannon Dawn Lagrelle, 26, who was found to be breaching court-imposed conditions and was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Leduc. At the time of her arrest, Lagrelle was in possession of stolen credit cards from nine different victims, a stolen cheque, and a stolen passport and driver’s license from two different victims. She was also in possession of methamphetamine.

She has been charged with possession of Schedule I substance (methamphetamine), two counts of possession of identity documents, nine counts of possession of stolen credit cards, two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000 and failing to comply with conditions.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on Aug. 6th, RCMP on patrol in downtown Red Deer located a suspect who refused to stop for police and then provided a false name after they intercepted him. The suspect was found to be contravening a number of court-imposed conditions and was wanted on multiple outstanding warrants out of B.C.

Christopher Gerald McMurray, 31, has been charged with two counts of resisting/obstructing a peace officer, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, two counts of failing to comply with probation, six counts of failing to comply with conditions as well as charges in relation to his outstanding warrant.

Shortly before 3 a.m. on Aug. 8th, RCMP located a stolen SUV as it drove through the Oriole Park neighbourhood. RCMP laid a tire deflation device on Kerrywood Drive near Taylor Drive and another on Taylor Drive bridge and the SUV drove over both, disabling both front tires. The SUV continued to the intersection of 55th Ave. and 37th St., where three occupants abandoned it and attempted to flee on foot. The male driver and a female passenger were taken into custody after brief foot chases. The driver was in possession of several stolen cheques at the time of his arrest; he was further identified as the driver in a gas and dash on Aug. 7th, where he was caught on camera driving the stolen SUV. RCMP have verified that this was the same grey SUV that was reported stolen out of Olds on July 29th and fled Red Deer RCMP on Aug. 4th, nearly striking a police officer and a suspect who was being arrested. RCMP continue to investigate.

Thomas Jeffrey Houle, 20, has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by police, dangerous operation of motor vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5,000, theft under $5,000, failing to comply with conditions and driving while unauthorized.

Mickala Ashley Schultz, 25, was wanted on several outstanding warrants at the time of her arrest and faced seven new charges of failing to comply with conditions of a recognizance.

On Aug. 8th, RCMP laid charges against a Red Deer woman regarding identity fraud that had occurred on July 10th after a woman applied for credit at several Red Deer businesses using stolen identification. RCMP identified the suspect on July 26th and arrested her on July 27th. The victim’s wallet had been stolen from her vehicle several weeks earlier in a smash and grab; one of the credit cards the suspect had applied for in the victim’s name had been approved at the time of the suspect’s arrest.

Danielle Janet Ross faces, 36, has been charged with possession of identity documents, two counts of identity theft, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and theft of a credit card.

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 9th, RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at an apartment building in the West Park neighbourhood after a man was reported to have robbed another man at knifepoint inside one of the apartments. RCMP responded and took a man and a woman into custody; no one was injured in the robbery and the victim had his money returned to him.

Bradley James Letendre-Grimmelt, 33, and Kayla Jackson, 20, each face one charge of robbery with a weapon and one charge of possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence.

At 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 10th, Red Deer RCMP on patrol in the Normandeau neighbourhood located a man at a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Calgary. RCMP determined the suspect, Darrell Mark Myshak, 41, was wanted on seven outstanding warrants out of Didsbury for possession of stolen property, failing to appear in court and a number of driving charges. He was further wanted on two outstanding warrants out of Red Deer for driving charges. He was taken into custody without incident and RCMP continue to investigate.

Shortly before 1 p.m. on Aug. 10th, RCMP located Richard Ogilvie, 43, who was wanted on outstanding warrants for three counts of break and enter breaching probation and failing to appear in court. At the time of his arrest, Ogilvie was found to be in possession of what is believed to be methamphetamine.

He has also been charged with possession of Schedule I substance, failing to comply with probation and failing to comply with conditions.

On Aug. 10th, Red Deer RCMP located and arrested Johnny Howard MacDonald, 23, who was wanted on warrants after failing to appear in court to face charges stemming from an incident on March 27th when he collided with a police cruiser and two civilian vehicles in the East Hill Shopping Centre parking lot while attempting to evade police in a stolen truck. At the time of his arrest, MacDonald was also wanted on a warrant out of Innisfail.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on Aug. 10th, RCMP responded to a report of fraud and arrested a man and woman who had rented a home under false names and defrauded the home owner.

Michael David Tobias, 39, and Cherissa Tobias, 36, each face one count of fraud under $5,000.

On Aug. 12th, Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of a shoplifter in custody at a store in south Red Deer. On arrival, RCMP arrested a man who was wanted on numerous outstanding warrants for theft, forgery, possession of stolen property, failing to attend court, failing to comply with conditions and failing to comply with probation. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was in possession of a BB gun; he attempted unsuccessfully to flee police on foot as he was being brought to the police car.

Michael Gary Bishop, 34, has been charged with theft under $5,000, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, resisting/obstructing a peace officer and failing to comply with conditions. He also faces charges in relation to his outstanding warrants.

On Aug. 14th, Red Deer RCMP located and arrested Tina Desjardine, 36, who was wanted on outstanding warrants after failing to appear in court regarding a personal robbery on Feb. 24th, in which a man walking in the Riverside Meadows area in the early hours of the morning was robbed of his wallet by two men and a woman.

At 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 14th, RCMP on patrol in downtown Red Deer located a parked stolen truck and arrested the female occupant, who initially gave police a false name. In the truck, RCMP located methamphetamine and four firearms that had been reported stolen from a Red Deer home on Aug. 13th. The Dodge Ram had been reported stolen out of Red Deer on Aug. 11th.

Crystal Helena Collins, 25, has been charged with four counts of possession of prohibited firearm in motor vehicle, four counts of possession of restricted weapon without license, resisting/obstructing a peace officer, possession of stolen property over $5,000, four counts of stolen property under $5,000, two counts of possession of weapon for dangerous purpose and possession of a Schedule I substance.

At 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 15th, RCMP responded to a report of a collision in the West Park neighbourhood after the driver of a Ford Expedition collided with a parked vehicle. On arrival, RCMP located methamphetamine and items consistent with drug trafficking in the Expedition and arrested the driver, who was wanted on outstanding traffic warrants at the time of his arrest.

A 32-year-old man now faces a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking in addition to his outstanding warrants. His name cannot be released at this time as charges have not yet been sworn before the courts. RCMP continue to investigate.

– Fawcett

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