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Red Deer RCMP look for Quentin Strawberry on warrants – Update – Arrest made/ RCMP respond to unfolding incident on 37 Street

June 16, 2017 3:59 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have arrested 35 year old Quentin Lee Strawberry after locating him at an apartment in south Red Deer the afternoon of June 15.

Red Deer RCMP located Quentin Strawberry at an apartment on the 5100 block of 37 Street at approximately 1:30 pm on June 15. Because Strawberry was wanted on outstanding warrants for armed robbery with a firearm, assault with a weapon and forcible confinement, Red Deer RCMP assessed his arrest as having a high risk of danger to the public and to police officers. For that reason, RCMP evacuated the building and maintained a heavy police presence with numerous marked and unmarked police vehicles containing the area.

When negotiations for surrender were not successful, the RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) attended the scene. Police officers entered the residence at 9:15 pm and Quentin Strawberry was taken into custody without incident along with a woman.

RCMP thank the public for their cooperation in avoiding the area during the containment and arrest, and especially appreciate the patience of those residents who were displaced during this time. RCMP further thank the public for not endangering police by revealing their positions on social media while the incident unfolded.

City of Red Deer Transit was on scene for approximately two hours between 3:00 and 5:00 pm to offer free transportation to Collicutt Centre for evacuated residents and those who were unable to return to their homes while the area was contained. RCMP thank the City of Red Deer for their support.

Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate and will issue an update as more information becomes available.

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

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For immediate release

June 15, 2017

Red Deer RCMP on scene at unfolding incident on 37 Street

Red Deer, Alberta – There is currently a heavy and armed Red Deer RCMP presence at an apartment building on the 5100 block of 37 Street as police work with an unfolding incident. The incident is limited to the apartment building, which has been evacuated by police to ensure the safety of the public. There is no danger to the outside public at this time, but citizens are requested to avoid the area for their own safety and in order to give police room to do their work. RCMP request that citizens do not post photos or information that will disclose police officers’ locations.

Red Deer RCMP thank the public for their cooperation and will issue an update when more information is available.

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

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June 12, 2017

Red Deer RCMP look for Quentin Strawberry on warrants

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are searching for 35 year old Quentin Lee Strawberry, who is wanted on warrants for armed robbery with a firearm, assault with a weapon and forcible confinement. Red Deer RCMP have been working diligently to locate Strawberry and are asking for public assistance to locate him; RCMP believe he is in the Red Deer area.

Quentin Strawberry is described as:

  • Aboriginal
  • 5’10” tall
  • 240 lbs
  • Shaved or partially shaved head, short brown hair
  • Brown eyes

Citizens are advised not to approach Strawberry if he is seen; instead, please contact Red Deer RCMP immediately at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

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

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