May 2017 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP recent arrests include trafficking and multiple firearms charges

May 4, 2017 1:41 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP property crime and weapons arrests in the past nine days include the swearing of 18 firearms charges against four people and charging numerous others for carrying weapons in contravention of court-imposed conditions. RCMP arrested several suspects who attempted to flee police in vehicles or on foot, and recovered stolen vehicles from a number of suspects who were found to be breaching court-imposed conditions or probation when police located them. Three people were charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking after RCMP seized heroin and methamphetamine during several arrests. 

April 24 

Shortly before 9 am on April 24, RCMP received a report of a suspicious truck in the Eastview neighbourhood. On arrival, RCMP determined that the Ford F250 had been reported stolen out of Innisfail earlier the same morning. The driver of the truck was arrested without incident at a nearby residence.

23 year old Johnny MacDonald faces the following charges:

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

MacDonald made his first court appearance in Red Deer on April 24 and will appear again on May 9.

April 24

At 6 pm on April 24, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in south Red Deer. On arrival, RCMP determined that the Jeep had been stolen out of Breton on April 23. RCMP arrested two people in the Jeep and located a loaded rifle, knives and bear spray. A third suspect was arrested in a store after he attempted to flee police and was found to be in possession of a knife. A fourth suspect was arrested for attempted shoplifting after being located with more than $500 worth of merchandise in a shopping cart.

22 year old Wyatt Leo Mackinaw faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 88(1) – Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer
  • Criminal Code 91(1) – Unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Criminal Code 94(1) – Possession of firearm in motor vehicle
  • Criminal Code 95 – Possession of prohibited firearm with ammunition

Mackinaw will appear in court in Red Deer on May 17 at 9:30 am.

21 year old Kerryanna Elizabeth Parkinson faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 91(1) – Unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Criminal Code 94(1) – Possession of firearm in motor vehicle 
  • Criminal Code 95 – Possession of prohibited firearm with ammunition
  • Criminal Code 88(1) – Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 334(b) – Theft under $5,000

Parkinson will appear in court in Red Deer on May 17 at 9:30 am.

21 year old Lane Cole Zimmer faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 91(1) – Unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Criminal Code 94(1) – Possession of firearm in motor vehicle
  • Criminal Code 95 – Possession of prohibited firearm with ammunition
  • Criminal Code 88(1) – Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000

Zimmer will appear in court in Red Deer on May 17 at 9:30 am.

22 year old Erin Amber Rose Williams faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 91(1) – Unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Criminal Code 94(1) – Possession of firearm in motor vehicle 
  • Criminal Code 95 – Possession of prohibited firearm with ammunition
  • Criminal Code 88(1) – Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 117.01(1) – Possession of firearm contrary to prohibition order X 2

Williams will appear in court in Red Deer on May 17 at 9:30 am.

April 26 

Shortly after 1 am on April 26, RCMP responded to a report of an erratic driver and located the suspect vehicle as it pulled into a parking lot in the area of 53 Avenue and 58 Street. When the female driver saw police, she attempted to flee in the vehicle by driving through the grassed yard and up a small hill. Police pursued the car on foot and took the suspect into custody without incident. The driver was wanted on numerous outstanding warrants and the red Kia Optima she was driving had been reported stolen out of Red Deer on April 20.

19 year old Jamie Anne Befus faces the following charges in addition to her outstanding warrants:

  • Criminal Code 249.1 – Dangerous operation of motor vehicle
  • Criminal Code 354 – Possession of stolen property
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions X 2
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation X 2

Befus made her first court appearance in Red Deer on April 27 and will appear again on May 5.

April 26

Shortly before 2:30 am on April 26, members on patrol in Riverside Meadows initiated a traffic stop, at which point the vehicle attempted to flee from police. The driver was arrested shortly afterward, and was found to be wanted on three outstanding warrants out of Red Deer for assault and breach of a conditional sentence order; he was further found to be wanted on three outstanding warrants out of Camrose for weapons offenses and failing to comply with conditions.

In addition to the outstanding warrants, 24 year old Lyle Robert Vance faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 249.1(1) – Fail to stop for police
  • Criminal Code 249(1)(a) – Dangerous operation of motor vehicle
  • TSA 94(2) – Drive while license suspended
  • TSA 52(1)(a) – Drive without registration
  • TSA 54(1)(a) – Drive without insurance

Vance made his first court appearance in Red Deer on April 27 and will appear again on May 11.

April 26

Shortly before 9:30 pm on April 26, RCMP patrolling downtown Red Deer located a man who was wanted on four outstanding warrants and who was found to be in possession of identification that had been stolen from a vehicle in Red Deer on April 14. He was further found to be in possession of a knife, ammunition and other items that were a breach of his probation conditions.

As well as his outstanding warrants, the 23 year old man faces additional charges of possession of stolen property and breaching court-imposed conditions. Those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts; the man will appear in court in Red Deer on June 9 at 9:30 am.

April 27

At 2:30 pm on April 27, RCMP received a report that a victim of a theft a few days before had located their stolen property at a pawn shop while the suspect was attempting to pawn it. RCMP located the suspect in the downtown a short time later and arrested him without incident. The suspect was wanted on 13 outstanding warrants out of Red Deer at the time of his arrest, for numerous offences including uttering threats, mischief and probation breaches.

In addition to the 13 outstanding warrants, 37 year old Brian Frederick Stephens faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation order
  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance (methamphetamine)

Stephens made his first court appearance in Red Deer on April 28, and will appear again on May 15.

April 28 

Shortly before 9 pm on April 28, RCMP responded to a report of a shoplifter at a south end drug store. On arrival, they located and arrested a woman who was wanted on a number of outstanding warrants out of Red Deer and Lacombe.

23 year old Jesse Ann Schiach faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 334(b) – Theft under $5,000
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation X 2
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions

Schiach made her first court appearance in Red Deer on May 1 and will appear again on May 5.

April 29 

Shortly after 1 am on April 29, RCMP patrolling downtown Red Deer located a man and a woman in possession of approximately 62.5 grams of what is believed to be heroin, as well as small amounts of other drugs. During the arrest, RCMP determined that the woman was connected to several other theft and break and enter files from 2016 and 2015.

33 year old Jody Foley faces the following charges for the events of April 29:

  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance
  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule II substance
  • CDSA 5(2) – Possession of Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions X 2

Foley made her first court appearance in Red Deer on May 4 for the above charges. She faces additional charges of theft, unlawfully being in a dwelling house, failing to comply with conditions, failing to comply with probation, failing to appear in court and failing to surrender, with various court dates for those charges.

52 year old Adam Spare faces the following charges for the events of April 29:

  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule II substance
  • CDSA 5(2) – Possession of Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking

Spare made his first court appearance in Red Deer on May 4.

April 28

Shortly before midnight on April 28, RCMP on patrol in the Grandview area located a suspect who was wanted on a number of outstanding warrants. The suspect fled on seeing police, and was arrested after a foot chase. He was found to be in possession of a concealed knife, contrary to court-imposed conditions.

In addition to his outstanding warrants, 35 year old Yousef Salahshori faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist peace officer
  • Criminal Code 88(1) – Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions
  • Criminal Code 90(1) – Carry concealed weapon

Salahshori made his first court appearance in Red Deer on May 1 and will appear again on May 15.

April 30

Shortly before 8:30 am on April 30, RCMP responded to a report of suspicious people at an apartment building in the South Hill area. On arrival, RCMP located two women in possession of an SUV that had been reported stolen out of Red Deer on April 26. They were arrested without incident for possession of stolen property. During the arrest, RCMP determined that one of the women was wanted on four outstanding warrants, and was further in possession of bear spray and several counterfeit US $50 bills.

A number of charges are pending, but have not yet been sworn before the courts.

May 1 

At 11:30 pm, RCMP on patrol in an identified “hot spot” in north Red Deer located a suspect who was wanted on a number of outstanding warrants, and initiated a traffic stop. The suspect was wanted on seven warrants out of Red Deer and two out of Drayton Valley. During the arrest, RCMP located and seized methamphetamine and various items of drug paraphernalia.

In addition to his nine outstanding warrants, 36 year old Robert Peter Kornelson faces the following charges:

  • CDSA 5(2) – Possession of Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Criminal Code 127(1) – Disobey court order X 2

Kornelson made his first court appearance in Red Deer on May 2 and will appear again on May 18.

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Media contact:
Cst. Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP
403.304.7764

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