February 2017 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP and Major Crimes Unit investigate homicide - Update - Arrest made

February 7, 2017 9:09 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Members of the Red Deer RCMP Detachment and from the RCMP’s Major Crime Unit – South (MCU) have arrested a Red Deer man after confirming that the suspicious death of a woman on February 1 was a homicide, and that the two crime scenes the morning of February 1 were linked to the homicide.

Minutes after a report of shots fired in the area of 42 Street and 54 Avenue, RCMP located an injured woman in a vehicle near the hospital. The woman was taken to hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. The autopsy conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Calgary on February 2 determined that the death of the 25 year old woman was a homicide. At the request of the victim’s family, RCMP are not releasing her name.

RCMP investigators working on the case located 34 year old Lyndon Olsen in Red Deer on Monday, February 6, and arrested him shortly after 10 am in the area of 39 Street and 43 Avenue after a minor collision between the vehicle he was a passenger in and a police vehicle.

A bail hearing was conducted this morning and Olsen was remanded into custody; he made his first appearance in court in Red Deer this morning, February 7, at 9:30 am to face a Criminal Code charge of manslaughter with a firearm – 236(a).

Members of the Red Deer RCMP general duty and General Investigation Section and Major Crimes Unit – South were involved in this investigation.

The RCMP will not be releasing any further information pertaining to this investigation given that it is now before the court. The family of the victim has requested privacy during this time of grief. 

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Media Contact:
Cpl. Hal Turnbull
RCMP, “K” Division
Strategic Communications Unit
Edmonton, Alberta
Phone: 780-412-5249
After hours (5:00 p.m.):  780-412-5260

BACKGROUND:

February 1, 2017

Red Deer RCMP and Major Crimes Unit investigate suspicious death

Red Deer, Alberta – Members of the Red Deer RCMP Detachment and from the RCMP’s Major Crime Unit – South (MCU) are investigating the suspicious death of a woman this morning in the City of Red Deer.

Today, at approximately 6:13 a.m., Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of shots having been fired in the area of a townhouse complex located near the intersection 42 Street and 54 Avenue.  A short time later, police received a report of a pickup truck having collided with a power pole a short distance away. At this time, police have secured the two locations for examination and investigation but cannot yet confirm whether the incidents are related. 

Tomorrow, an autopsy is to be conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Calgary. The name of the woman is not being released at this time given that the investigation is in its early stages.

The investigation is ongoing and is utilizing members from the Red Deer RCMP Detachment, MCU-South as well as the Forensic Identification Section (FIS).  Presently, police are processing the scenes and conducting interviews of witnesses.

New information will be provided to the media by way of updates when it becomes available.

The Red Deer RCMP would like to hear from anyone who may have information about this matter and asks that they call the Red Deer Municipal RCMP Detachment at 403-343-5575.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers. At Crime Stoppers, you do not need to reveal your identity. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls. If your information leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash award up to $2,000.00.  We want your tip, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Media Contact:
Cpl. Hal Turnbull
RCMP, “K” Division
Strategic Communications Unit
Edmonton, Alberta
Phone: 780-412-5249

BACKGROUND:

February 1, 2017

Red Deer RCMP on scene at collision location

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are currently on scene after a single-vehicle collision on 42 Street approaching the hospital earlier this morning.

RCMP responded to the report of a collision at approximately 6:30 am and located a Ford F-350 truck that had collided with a power pole. The driver of the truck fled the scene. RCMP are on the scene investigating along with an RCMP collision analyst. 42 Street on the approach to the hospital is closed to traffic and police ask drivers to avoid the area while the investigation continues.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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

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