June 2017 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP make numerous arrests thanks to public tips

June 1, 2017 10:10 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – A number of recent arrests of note in Red Deer RCMP were thanks to reports from the public, who called in suspicious vehicles and activity, sightings of stolen vehicles, and several break and enters in progress. A number of the suspects were wanted on outstanding warrants, and several were arrested after foot chases or after being tracked and located by Police Dog Services. Red Deer RCMP thank the public for their continued vigilance in reporting criminal activity.

May 26

At around 5:30 pm on May 26 RCMP located a stolen truck after the owner saw a suspect driving it in Red Deer and then parking in a hotel parking lot. RCMP responded and arrested the suspect as he attempted to hide from police in a hotel room. The Dodge Dakota had been stolen that morning out of Alix. During the course of the arrest, RCMP located a firearm hidden in the toilet of the hotel room and what is believed to be methamphetamine.

37 year old Dwayne Jeffrey Jamieson faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 91(2) – Unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Criminal Code 117.01(1) – Possession of weapon while prohibited from possession
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation order (not possess firearm)
  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance X 2

Jamieson was remanded and made his first court appearance in Red Deer on May 29; he will appear again on June 12.

May 26

At 10:30 pm on May 26, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a south Red Deer parking lot. On arrival, police located a woman who was found to be in breach of court-imposed conditions and who attempted to evade arrest by giving police a false name.

28 year old Julene Marie Lattery faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions X 2

Lattery appeared in court in Red Deer on May 29 and was sentenced at that time on these charges.

May 27

Shortly after 3 pm on May 27, RCMP responded to a report of a male suspect carrying a hatchet and walking through a residential yard on Michener Drive, allegedly threatening the resident’s dog and the resident when confronted. RCMP arrested the suspect without incident and no one was injured.

30 year old Justin Eric Arnault faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 264.1(1)(c) – Uttering threats X 2
  • Criminal Code 88(1) – Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation order X 2

Arnault was remanded and will appear in court in Red Deer on June 7.

May 28

Shortly after 8 am on May 28, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Kentwood neighbourhood. On arrival, RCMP located a male suspect at a parked car that had been reported stolen out of Red Deer on May 25. The male suspect attempted to flee police on foot but was arrested after a brief foot chase. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant for breaching his probation.

24 year old Kyle Thomas Hart faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation order

Hart was remanded and made his first court appearance in Red Deer on May 29; he will appear again on June 12 at 9:30 am.

May 31

Shortly before 11 am on May 31, RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at an apartment building in the Highland Green neighbourhood. Police searched the area and located the suspect nearby. On arrest, RCMP determined that the suspect was wanted on three outstanding warrants for possession of stolen property, possession of break-in instruments and failing to comply with conditions.

28 year old Travis William Kowalchuk faces the following charge in addition to his outstanding warrants:

  • Criminal Code 348(1)(a) – Breaking and entering with intent

Kowalchuk was remanded and makes his first court appearance in Red Deer on June 1 at 9:30 am.

May 31

At 5 pm on May 31, RCMP responded to a report of a theft in progress after a resident at a rural property off C & E trail interrupted a suspect in the process of attempting to steal an ATV from the resident’s garage. The suspect fled on foot when he was confronted; RCMP responded immediately with Police Dog Services, who tracked the suspect to a nearby wooded area where he was hiding.

A 22 year old man faces charges for breaking and entering with intent and theft of other motor vehicle; those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts. The suspect will make his first appearance in court in Red Deer on June 1.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403.304.7764

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