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Red Deer RCMP arrest two with stolen SUV

October 31, 2017 10:00 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – A Red Deer woman and man are in court this week after Red Deer RCMP arrested them at a downtown apartment on October 22 in possession of a stolen vehicle.

RCMP were called to an apartment building in the area of 55 Street and 45 Avenue at 4:30 pm on October 22 after a report that a man and a woman had exited a stolen vehicle and entered an apartment by climbing onto the first floor balcony.

Red Deer RCMP responded immediately and located the pair barricaded inside the apartment. RCMP contained the area and Police Dog Services attended; the suspects surrendered without incident shortly afterward.

20 year old Shae-Lee Lynn Phillips faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with condition of recognizance X 2

Phillips is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 31 at 9:30 am.

32 year old Rory Richard Forslund faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000

Forslund is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on November 1 at 9:30 am.

The black Hyundai Tucson had been reported stolen out of Olds on October 15 after it was left running and unlocked. The vehicle was reported to police in a number of incidents between October 15 and 21 in Red Deer and central Alberta, including several dangerous driving complaints, an incident with another vehicle that was reported as an intentional collision, and two gas and dash files. On each of those occasions, police responded and were unable to locate the vehicle.

“It is not uncommon to see stolen vehicles used in a number of criminal and dangerous ways before they are recovered, and often vehicles are passed from criminal to criminal,” says Cpl. Karyn Kay with the Red Deer RCMP. “In this series of incidents, the public was placed at risk numerous times over the course of several days as the unknown driver(s) of the vehicle engaged in highly dangerous driving, including driving into oncoming traffic at high speed in one instance.”

Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate the linked Red Deer files, and remind citizens to never leave vehicles unlocked and idling, as it provides easy opportunities for opportunistic thieves to endanger the community.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

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