December 2016 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP investigate theft of vehicle and assault – Update 2 – Second arrest

January 23, 2017 9:53 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have charged the second of two men who assaulted a woman after she located them in her stolen car on December 14.

The suspect was identified through a series of unrelated investigations after he was arrested attempting to flee from a hit and run incident in a stolen truck on December 20; the stolen Ford F150 struck several parked vehicles in the Glendale neighbourhood, and the two male occupants then attempted to flee on foot. RCMP officers contained the area and Police Dog Services located one of the suspects hiding in a residential yard on Northey Avenue.

At the time of his arrest, the suspect had a counterfeit Canadian $100 in his possession. Through the course of the investigation, RCMP determined the suspect was also a suspect in a gas and dash and assault on a staff person earlier the same day at a gas station in the East Hill area. The suspect has further been identified as the second suspect in the vehicle theft and assault on a woman on December 14.

33 year old James Ronald Holt of Red Deer faces the following charges for the events of December 20:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 450(b) – Possession of counterfeit money
  • Criminal Code 266 – Assault
  • Criminal Code 334(b) – Theft of fuel

Holt will appear in court in Red Deer on January 25 at 9:30 am to speak to these charges.

James Ronald Holt faces further charges for the events of December 14:

  • Criminal Code 333.1 – Theft of motor vehicle
  • Criminal Code 86(1) – Careless use of a firearm
  • Criminal Code 95 – Possession of prohibited firearm with ammunition

Holt will appear in court in Red Deer on February 14 at 9:30 am to speak to these charges.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

BACKGROUND:

January 23, 2017

Red Deer RCMP investigate theft of vehicle and assault – Update – Arrest made

Red Deer, Alberta – Thanks to a tip from the public, Red Deer RCMP have arrested one of the two men who assaulted a woman after she located them in her stolen car on December 14.

RCMP began looking for one of the suspects after receiving a tip as to his identity, and located him on a separate file shortly after midnight on December 29, after a U-Haul truck fled police during an attempted traffic stop. The truck was located abandoned in the Pines neighbourhood shortly afterward; the suspect was located nearby on foot with assistance from Police Dog Services and was taken into custody without incident. The subsequent RCMP investigation determined him to be the same suspect as in the vehicle theft and assault file from December 14.

32 year old Aaron Frederick Brown of Red Deer faces the following charges for the events of December 14:

  • Criminal Code 333.1(1) – Theft of car
  • Criminal Code 86(1) – Careless use of a firearm
  • Criminal Code 95(2) – Possession of restricted firearm with ammunition

He further faces the following charges for the events of December 29:

  • Criminal Code 249(1)(a) – Dangerous operation of motor vehicle
  • Criminal Code 249.1(1) – Operation of motor vehicle while being pursued by police

Aaron Brown will appear in court in Red Deer on January 24 at 9:30 am.

RCMP continue to investigate the identity of the second suspect in the December 14 car theft and assault (see attached photos), and thank the public for their assistance.

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Media contact:
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

BACKGROUND:

December 23, 2016

Red Deer RCMP investigate theft of vehicle and assault

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify two men who assaulted a woman after she located them in her stolen car.

RCMP received a report shortly before 10 am on December 14 that a white 2014 Honda Civic had been stolen from the Normandeau neighbourhood, and almost immediately received a second report that the victim had located her stolen car with two men inside at a nearby gas station on Gaetz Avenue. When the victim, a 25 year old woman, confronted the suspects, one assaulted her by striking and kicking at her; both males then fled the scene on foot. The victim did not sustain any serious injuries in the assault.

RCMP contained the area and conducted an exhaustive search with support from Police Dog Services, but did not locate the suspects. Police found a loaded sawed off shotgun, an expandable baton and a large knife in the recovered vehicle.

RCMP have obtained surveillance images of the two suspects and are looking for public assistance to identify them. The investigation continues.

If you recognize either suspect or have information about this incident, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

 

 

 

 

 

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