January 2018 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP recent arrests include the seizure of various drugs and weapons

January 23, 2018 11:51 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP recent arrests include the seizure of various drugs and weapons, including a handgun seized when police responded to an unsuccessful carjacking attempt. Police made numerous property crime arrests and executed multiple warrants while patrolling targeted crime hot spots; more arrests came thanks to tips from the public regarding suspicious activity.

January 23 

At approximately 2 am on January 23, RCMP on patrol located a car that had fled police earlier in the evening. RCMP laid a tire deflation device that flattened several tires, and the car attempted to flee police again before coming to a stop. The male driver resisted arrest before being taken into custody.

A 27 year old man known to police will face charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and resisting a peace officer; his name cannot be released at this time at the charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.

January 23 

Shortly before 1:30 am on January 23, RCMP on patrol in north Red Deer conducted a traffic stop and seized what is believed to be oxycodone, cocaine and methamphetamine, some of which was packaged for individual sale. RCMP also seized items consistent with drug trafficking.

A 46 year old man will faces three charges of possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking; his name cannot be released at this time at the charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.

January 21 

At 4 pm on January 21, Red Deer RCMP on patrol in downtown Red Deer conducted a traffic stop on a car with an obstructed license plate. RCMP seized a drug pipe with residue and two knives and a box of ammunition that one of the suspects was prohibited from possessing due to court-imposed conditions.

22 year old Juan David Gomez faces six charges of failing to comply with court-ordered conditions not to possess or use drugs not prescribed to him and not to possess weapons. He was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on January 23 at 9:30 am.

22 year old Riley Adam Badger faces a charge of failing to comply with probation regarding possession or use of drugs not prescribed to him. He is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on February 8 at 9:30 am.

January 21 

Shortly before 10 am on January 21, RCMP received a report of a suspicious male in a residential neighbourhood who was believed to be carrying a weapon. RCMP responded immediately and located the suspect inside a business in south Red Deer. RCMP seized an airsoft pistol from the suspect and took him into custody without incident. The 32 year old man was wanted on a warrant out of Edmonton and will face new charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose and unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon; his name cannot be released at this time at the charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.

January 21 

At 8 am on January 21, RCMP responded to a report of a suspect who was found inside a man’s car when the owner was leaving for work. The victim chased the suspect on foot and RCMP responded immediately, locating and arresting the suspect without incident. The suspect was wanted on 12 warrants at the time of his arrest and was found to be in possession of break-in tools.

In addition to his outstanding warrants, 33 year old Aaron Frederick Brown faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer
  • Criminal Code 351(1) – Possess break-in instruments
  • Criminal Code 430(4) – Mischief under $5,000

Brown was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer via CCTV on January 22; his next court appearance is scheduled for February 6 in Red Deer at 9:30 am.

January 21 

On January 21, Red Deer RCMP located and arrested 50 year old David Michael Daignault, who was wanted on outstanding warrants after failing to appear in court regarding a file from December 26, when he was arrested for failing to comply with court-imposed conditions and mischief. Daignault was additionally charged with another count of failing to appear in court. He was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on January 22 and was sentenced at that time.

January 20 

At 2:30 am on January 20, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the Michener Hill neighbourhood, and located a car with a stolen license plate on it. The driver was arrested without incident.

25 year old Clayton Ronald Johnson faces a charge of possession of stolen property under $5,000 (CC 355(b)); he is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on January 23 at 8:30 am.

January 19 

Shortly before 6 am on January 19, Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter at a downtown gas bar and arrested the suspect nearby after a foot chase. RCMP recovered scratch tickets, cigarettes and other tobacco products, glasses and cash that had been stolen during the break and enter, and seized break and enter tools from the suspect.

19 year old Dustin Michael Guest faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 348(1)(e) – Break and enter and commit theft
  • Criminal Code 351(1) – Possess break-in instruments
  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer

Guest is scheduled to appear in court on January 29 at 9:30 am.

January 18 

Shortly after 12:30 pm on January 18, a woman was arrested in downtown Red Deer while fleeing a business with hundreds of dollars worth of product. At the time of her arrest, the suspect was wanted on multiple outstanding warrants out of Red Deer.

27 year old Edna Susan Baptiste faces a charge of theft under $5,000 (CC 334(b)) and resisting/ obstructing a peace officer (CC 129(a)); she is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on January 24 at 8:30 am.

January 17 

At 6:45 pm on January 17, RCMP on foot patrol in downtown Red Deer located a man who was wanted on outstanding warrants out of Red Deer. During his arrest, RCMP found that the suspect was in possession of what is believed to be heroin.

In addition to his outstanding warrants, 51 year old Douglas Brian Power faces a new charge of possession of a Schedule I substance. He is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on January 26 at 8:30 am.

January 17 

At 2:15 am on January 17, RCMP on patrol in a high crime area located a stolen truck as it drove through the community. The suspect vehicle parked and the male driver attempted to flee police on foot but was arrested after a brief foot chase.

32 year old Robert Allan Brown faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation
  • Criminal Code 259(4) – Drive while disqualified

Brown is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on January 24 at 9:30 am.

January 17 

At 1:40 am on January 17, RCMP on patrol in downtown Red Deer located a woman who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for violating court imposed conditions. During the arrest, RCMP found that she was in possession of a stolen debit card.

51 year old Marie Lariviere faces one charge of possession of stolen property under $5,000 (CC 355(b)) in addition to her warrant. She is scheduled to appear in court on February 2 at 9:30 am.

January 15

At 11 pm on January 15, RCMP were called to a restaurant in response to a report of a man using a fraudulent credit card. RCMP attended and determined that the credit card was fraudulent. The suspect was also in possession of an altered Alberta driver’s license belonging to someone else. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was also wanted on several fraud charges regarding more than $4,000 worth of purchases made from a Red Deer jewelry store in December with a fraudulent credit card.

42 year old James Johnstone Jardine faces the following charges for the January 15 incident:

  • Criminal Code 380(1)(b) – Fraud under $5,000
  • Criminal Code 342(1)(c) – Possession of stolen credit card
  • Criminal Code 403(1)(d) – Identity Fraud with intent to obtain property
  • Criminal Code 368(1)(a) – Uttering forged document

Jardine was scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on January 23 at 9:30 am to speak to both files.

January 13 

At 6 pm on January 13, RCMP responded to a report of two attempted carjackings in the downtown after a female suspect allegedly pointed a firearm at a woman in a vehicle and demanded that she get out of the vehicle; when the victim refused and fled, the suspect was reported to approach a second vehicle, still brandishing the firearm. The second vehicle also fled from the suspect. Police responded immediately and located the suspect within minutes, thanks to a number of reports from the public. After a brief struggle, the suspect was arrested without injury to herself or to police officers and police seized a handgun.

33 year old Sandra Eve Mingo faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 344(1)(a.1) – Attempted robbery with a firearm
  • Criminal Code 85(1)(a) – Use of firearm while committing an offense
  • Criminal Code 87(1) – Pointing a firearm
  • Criminal Code 88(1) – Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Criminal Code 90(1) – Carry concealed weapon
  • Criminal Code 264.1(1)(a) – Uttering threats

Mingo is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on January 30 at 9:30 am. 

January 13 

Shortly after 4 pm on January 13, RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at a business in which a suspect was alleged to be involved with stolen property. On arrival, RCMP located a man who was in possession of stolen identification, a stolen credit card and $440 in counterfeit US currency.

29 year old Andrew Rathwell faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 56.1 – Possess identity documents X 2
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions X 4
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property X 2
  • Criminal Code 450(b) – Possess counterfeit currency

Rathwell was scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on January 19 at 9:30 am. He did not appear in court and the charges against him have gone to warrant status.

January 11 

Red Deer RCMP arrested a man at his home shortly before 8:30 am after doing a curfew check earlier in the morning and determining that the suspect was not complying with his court-ordered curfew conditions. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was found to be in possession of what is believed to be crystal meth and several stolen fleet gas cards.

27 year old Eric Michael Unger faces the following charges:

  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions X 2
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000 X 2
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation

Unger was scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on January 23 at 9:30 am.

January 11 

Red Deer RCMP arrested a Red Deer man who was wanted on outstanding warrants after failing to appear in court on charges stemming from two separate incidents in October of 2017: a gas and dash and a break-in to an industrial compound, both of which were captured on surveillance cameras.

51 year old Gordon Edouard Cameron is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on January 24 at 8:30 am to face those charges.

January 11 

At 7:30 am on January 11, Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of a dine and dash at a downtown restaurant. They located the female and male suspects walking nearby, and both fled when police approached. The female suspect was arrested after a brief foot chase.

48 year old April Bernadine Cheverie was wanted on approximately six warrants out of Calgary at the time of her arrest, including break and enter and theft. She now faces an additional charge of Criminal Code 364(1) – Obtain food/ lodging by fraud and a charge of failing to comply with conditions (CC 145(2)(a)). She was scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on January 16 and January 18 and did not appear; her charges have now gone to warrant status.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

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