April 2017 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP recent arrests include numerous stolen vehicles and stolen credit cards

April 24, 2017 12:08 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have made a number of arrests over the past 12 days for various offenses involving stolen vehicles, stolen credit cards and identification, suspicious activity and possession of weapons in violation of court-imposed conditions. Many of those arrested were wanted on outstanding warrants or were breaching court-imposed conditions. A number of suspects were arrested in hot spots that Red Deer RCMP identify each month as requiring focused patrols due to criminal activity, as part of the RCMP crime reduction plan. More were arrested thanks to reports from the public of suspicious activity.

April 12

Shortly after 4:30 am on April 12, Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity in a residential alley in Eastview. On arrival, police located a man who was in breach of probation and court-imposed conditions.

18 year old Harley Donald Penney faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions X 2

Penney made his first court appearance in Red Deer on April 13 and appears again on April 20.

April 12

At 3:30 pm on April 12, RCMP on patrol located a vehicle with a stolen license plate in a gas station parking lot. Due to the high incidence of stolen vehicles attempting to flee police, a number of police officers attended including Police Dog Services. The male driver was taken into custody after briefly resisting police. A 31 year old man faces charges for possession of stolen property and several charges of failing to comply with conditions. Those charges have not been sworn yet.

April 14

Shortly after 5 pm on April 14, RCMP responded to a report of a possible stolen truck driving in the Lancaster neighbourhood, and located the vehicle as it drove north on 30 Avenue. Police contained the area and initiated a traffic stop, taking the driver into custody without incident. The suspect was further identified as having just stolen items from a nearby store. The truck had been reported stolen out of Lacombe on April 11.

21 year old Alli Kevin Halkett faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 334(b) – Theft

Halkett will appear in court on June 7 at 9:30 am.

April 14

Shortly after 9:30 pm on April 14, RCMP responded to a report that a man had just used counterfeit Canadian money at a north side convenience store. RCMP attended the store and arrested the suspect without incident.

31 year old Dylan Michael Johnson faces a charge of Criminal Code 452(a) for uttering counterfeit currency; at the time of his arrest, he was also wanted on a warrant for a traffic complaint. Johnson will appear in court in Red Deer on May 9 at 8:30 am.

April 14

At 10:30 pm on April 14, RCMP conducted a traffic stop and arrested the driver after he gave police a false name in an effort to avoid being arrested for an outstanding warrant. The 27 year old man was arrested after police determined his real identity, and was found to be in possession of what is believed to be methamphetamine. Charges are pending but have not yet been sworn before the courts.

April 15 

Shortly after 3 am on April 15, RCMP responded to a report of a man at a downtown convenience store making threats and waving a knife. When RCMP arrived, the suspect fled on foot but police quickly located him and took him into custody without incident.

22 year old Kirtlind Yellowface-Dixon faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 88(1) – Possession of dangerous weapon
  • Criminal Code 264.1(1) – Uttering threats
  • Criminal Code 430(4) – Mischief under $5,000

Yellowface-Dixon made his first court appearance in Red Deer on April 15 and will appear again on April 25 at 8:30 am.

April 18

Just after 7 pm, RCMP received a report of a possible break and enter in progress on Golden West Avenue in north Red Deer. Police responded immediately and located the suspect, who attempted to flee on foot and was taken into custody after a brief foot chase. The suspect was found to be in possession of an SUV that had been stolen as part of a residential break and enter reported out of Sturgeon County earlier the same day. Police also located several stolen TVs and a sawed off rifle.

28 year old Alexander Ray Nicholson faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist peace officer
  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • Criminal Code 92(1) – Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation
  • Criminal Code 88(1) – Possess weapon for dangerous purpose

Nicholson made his first appearance in court in Red Deer on April 20 and will appear again on April 28 at 9:30 am.

April 19 

Just before 3:30 pm on April 19, RCMP on patrol in downtown Red Deer located a suspicious parked vehicle that attempted to depart on seeing police. Four people were taken into custody and police recovered numerous stolen identity documents and credit cards. Charges are pending but have not yet been sworn before the courts.

April 19

At 11 pm on April 19, as RCMP were patrolling back alleys in the downtown, police officers located a parked truck that had been stolen out of Calgary, that was occupied by three individuals. The investigation quickly determined that the black truck parked beside it had also been stolen, out of Blackfalds.

23 year old Nicholas Klinck 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

Klinck makes his first court appearance in Red Deer on April 24.

RCMP continue to investigate. Further charges are pending against a 33 year old woman but those charges have not been sworn before the courts.

April 21

At 11:30 am on April 21, RCMP were called to an electronics store in response to a report of a suspect who was attempting to finance a purchase with identification that staff believed did not belong to him. RCMP responded and arrested the suspect after a brief foot chase. The suspect was found to be in possession of numerous stolen credit and debit cards, cheques and personal identification, and what is believed to be methamphetamine and oxycodone. 

28 year old Ryan Shane Schuster faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 380(1)(b) – Fraud
  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist peace officer
  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance X 2
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000 X 22
  • Criminal Code 56(1) – Possession of identification documents X 14

Schuster makes his first appearance in court in Red Deer on April 28 at 8:30 am.

April 21

On April 21 at 9:30 pm, RCMP located a stolen truck as it drove in south Red Deer and initiated a traffic stop. The male driver was taken into custody without incident. The truck had been reported stolen out of Ponoka in February.

28 year old Gregory Bruce Deering faces the following charge:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000

Deering will make his first court appearance in Red Deer on April 24.

April 22

Shortly before 4 am on April 22, RCMP on patrol in Riverside Meadows initiated a traffic stop and determined that the driver was under conditions not to be in a vehicle without the registered owner present, and was wanted on an outstanding warrant. During his arrest, RCMP located three stolen credit cards.

41 year old Michael William Brown faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions
  • Criminal Code 342(1)(a) – Theft/ forgery/ misuse of credit card X 3

Brown will make his first court appearance in Red Deer on April 24.

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