June 2016 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP arrest man after he flees vehicle rollover – Update – Charges laid

June 29, 2016 9:17 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – A 28 year old Red Deer man faces numerous charges after rolling a vehicle in the Fairview neighbourhood the afternoon of June 28, trying to flee the scene and assaulting a police officer during his arrest.

28 year old Kenneth Corey Smith of Red Deer has been charged with:

  • Criminal Code 253(1)(a) – Impaired operation of motor vehicle
  • Criminal Code 254(3)(a) – Refuse to comply with breath demand
  • Criminal Code 249(1)(a) – Dangerous operation of motor vehicle
  • Criminal Code 91(2) – Possession of prohibited weapon
  • Criminal Code 86(2) – Improper storage/ transport of prohibited firearm
  • Criminal Code 117.01(1) – Possession of firearm while prohibited from doing so
  • Criminal Code270(1)(a) – Assault on police officer
  • Criminal Code 252 – Fail to remain at scene of accident
  • Criminal Code 94(1) – Occupy vehicle knowing it contains a prohibited weapon

Kenneth Smith has been remanded in custody and will appear in Alberta Provincial Court in Red Deer at 9:30 am on July 12.

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

BACKGROUND:

June 28, 2016

Red Deer RCMP arrest man after he flees vehicle rollover

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have a Red Deer man in custody after the jeep he was driving rolled over in a single vehicle collision in the Fairview neighbourhood; as the driver attempted to flee the scene on foot, several citizens gave chase and detained him until police arrived.

RCMP responded to a report at 12:20 pm today that a jeep had rolled several times on Kerry Wood Drive near Fountain Drive after it was seen speeding through the neighbourhood, and that the driver was attempting to flee the scene. Several witnesses followed the driver as he ran eastbound, and held him until police arrived. RCMP located a sawed off shotgun in the damaged vehicle and took the driver into custody for breach of court-imposed firearms conditions and refusal to provide a breath sample. The 28 year old man was not injured in the collision.

RCMP continue to investigate, and will issue an update with the suspect’s name and the charges against him once the charges have been sworn before the courts.

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

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