Red Deer, Alberta – Recent arrests by Red Deer RCMP include locating and arresting a number of suspects in stolen vehicles, many of whom attempted to flee police before being arrested. A number of those arrests were thanks to citizens reporting suspicious activity, and more occurred as RCMP monitored areas and prolific property offenders identified through the Red Deer RCMP’s Pinpoint policing strategies.
At 11 pm on September 25, Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a residence in the Bower neighbourhood. RCMP arrested the suspect as he was leaving the house; the suspect was further alleged to have caused damage to a nearby vehicle and threatened a citizen who saw him.
34 year old Jordan Charles Allen faces the following charges:
- Criminal Code 348(1)(b) – Break and enter
- Criminal Code 264.1(1)(a) – Uttering threats
- Criminal Code 430(4) – Mischief under $5,000
- Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation
Allen is scheduled to appear in court on October 13 at 8:30 am.
Shortly before 7 pm on September 26, RCMP located a man driving a stolen Ford Explorer in the Highland Green neighbourhood. The SUV sped down an alley behind Horn Crescent, where the two male occupants abandoned it and attempted to flee police on foot. Both were taken into custody without incident; one was later released without charge. The SUV had been reported stolen out of Bonnyville on July 12. The driver was found to be breaching his probation as well as a three-year driving prohibition order.
A 37 year old man faces charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000, driving while disqualified and fail to comply with probation; his name cannot be released at this time as the charges have not yet been sworn before the courts. He is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on November 8 at 9:30 am.
At 3:30 am while RCMP were patrolling in the Riverside Meadows neighbourhood, they located a suspicious vehicle that left the area on police arrival and drove north on Taylor Drive. RCMP located the Toyota Tundra again in the Oriole Park neighbourhood where it had been abandoned with the engine still running. Police verified the vehicle was stolen and called Police Dog Services to track the suspects. The police dog located the first suspect nearby, hiding in some bushes, then tracked the second suspect to Kerry Wood Drive while more police officers circled ahead and arrested him.
36 year old Steven Michael Herman and 40 year old John Douglas Houston each face one charge of possession of stolen property over $5,000. They are both scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 3 at 9:30 am.
Shortly after 11 pm on September 28, RCMP responded to a report of a hit and run after a Toyota Tundra alleged to be driving at high speeds struck the back of another vehicle, hit a curb and rolled, coming to rest in a treed area on the north-east side of 30 Avenue and Ross Street. The driver of the Tundra then fled the scene on foot. EMS attended and treated the driver of the other vehicle on scene. RCMP located the driver as he made his way to his residence and arrested him without incident.
A 25 year old man faces charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failing to remain at the scene of a collision. His name cannot be released at this time as the charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.
At 2 pm on October 1, RCMP responded to a report of a stolen car in the Glendale neighbourhood and arrested the driver at a residence without incident. The Chevrolet Impala had been reported stolen out of Ponoka.
A 27 year old man faces a criminal charge of possession of stolen property under $5,000 (CC 355(b)) and is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on November 7 at 8:30 am. His name cannot be released at this time as the charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.
Shortly after 5 pm on October 1, RCMP located a stolen car and identified its driver as the car drove through a residential area in north Red Deer. The vehicle fled at high speed when police initiated a traffic stop; RCMP did not pursue for public safety reasons, but located the car and the suspect, who is well known to police, the next day.
A 40 year old Red Deer man faces the following charges:
- Criminal Code 249(1)(a) – Dangerous operation of motor vehicle
- Criminal Code 249.1(1) – Operation of motor vehicle while being pursued by police
- Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000
His name cannot be released at this time as the charges have not yet been sworn before the courts. He is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on November 7 at 9:30 am.
At 3 am on October 3, Red Deer RCMP located a stolen car as it drove in south Red Deer. The car refused to stop for police, who then laid a tire deflation device that flattened two tires. The car sped away and continued south on Taylor Drive to 19 Street, where the car lost control and ran into the ditch. The suspect was arrested without further incident.
A 32 year old Red Deer man faces the following charges:
- Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
- Criminal Code X – Flight from police
- Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions
His name cannot be released at this time as the charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.
At 9:15 am on October 3, Red Deer RCMP received a report of a stolen truck parked in the lot of a south end hotel. RCMP attended and laid tire deflation devices at the parking lot exits. When RCMP approached the red Ford Ranger to effect the arrests of the man and woman inside, the suspects sped away, flattening all four tires as they drove over the devices. The truck continued northbound on Gaetz Avenue to just past 55 Street, where it left Gaetz Avenue and entered the park system, coming to a stop at a stand of trees. The occupants then fled on foot. RCMP located them as they ran east on 55 Street and took them into custody after a brief foot chase. The truck had been reported stolen out of Red Deer on October 2.
A 28 year old man and a 24 year old woman are facing charges. Their names cannot be released at this time as the charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.
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Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP