January 2018 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP recent arrests include two who rammed police vehicles

January 11, 2018 12:46 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP recent arrests include the arrests of prolific offenders identified through Pinpoint, the Red Deer crime reduction strategy; police located a number of offenders while patrolling targeted crime hot spots, and more arrests came thanks to tips from the public regarding suspicious activity. Two suspects were arrested after ramming police vehicles and fleeing; both were identified by police and arrested later the same day.

January 8 

Shortly before 10:30 pm on January 8, RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance in the downtown and arrested a suspect who was found to be breaching a number of court-imposed conditions and his probation.

28 year old Travis Kowalchuk faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation X 2
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions X 4

Kowalchuk was remanded to appear in court on January 10 at 9:30 am.

January 5 

At 10 pm on January 5, RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity in the Kentwood neighbourhood involving an alleged attempt to break into a vehicle. RCMP attended and arrested one male without incident.

29 year old Michael Shimaro-Campbell faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 430(4) – Mischief under $5,000
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions

Shimaro-Campbell was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on January 8 at 9:30 am; his charges have since been dealt with by the courts.

January 5

Shortly before 2 am on January 5, RCMP located a suspect driving a stolen U-Haul and initiated a traffic stop; the driver refused to stop for police and rammed the police vehicle, pushing it aside and fleeing the area. RCMP quickly identified the suspect through the course of their investigation and located him several hours later at a north end hotel, where police arrested him without incident. The U-Haul was recovered by Lacombe Police Service the same morning. The Red Deer RCMP police vehicle sustained minor damage as a result of the ramming but the police officer was not injured in the collision.

22 year old Jessie Proulx faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 252(1.1) – Fail to stop or remain at scene of accident
  • Criminal Code 249.1(1) – Operate motor vehicle while pursued by police
  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 259(4) – Drive while prohibited

Proulx was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on January 8 at 9:30 am. He is scheduled to appear in court again on January 15 at 9:30 am.

January 1 

RCMP on patrol in a high-crime area at 9 pm on January 1 located a vehicle being driven by a male suspect who was wanted on a number of outstanding warrants out of Blackfalds for possession of a weapon and failing to comply with probation. The suspect was arrested without incident.

30 year old Dustin Corey Malone is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on January 24 at 9:30 am on his outstanding warrants.

December 30 

Shortly before 4 pm on December 30, RCMP responded to a report of a stolen taxi cab, and soon located the taxi as it drove through north Red Deer. Police officers waited until the vehicle was parked and the male driver had exited before moving in to arrest the suspect. RCMP recovered the victim’s identification and credit card and merchandise that had been purchased with it.

47 year old Trevor James Larmondin faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000 X 3
  • Criminal Code 380(1)(b) – Fraud

Larmondin was remanded to appear in court on January 3 and is scheduled to appear again on January 16 at 9:30 am in Red Deer.

December 28

The afternoon of December 28, RCMP on patrol in a crime hot spot located a station wagon with a stolen license plate driving in the area. The car refused to stop for police when they initiated a traffic stop, and collided at low speed with the police cruiser before driving away. The collision resulted in minimal damage to the police car and no injuries; police did not pursue the vehicle but arrested the suspect, who was known to police, at his residence later the same day.

40 year old Michael Cedric Langille faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 252 – Fail to stop or remain at scene of accident
  • Criminal Code 249.1(1) – Operate motor vehicle while pursued by police
  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions
  • TSA 52(1)(a) – Drive without registration
  • TSA 54(1)(a) – Drive without insurance

Langille is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on January 12 at 9:30 am.

December 28 

Shortly after 1:30 am on December 28, RCMP responded to a report of someone attempting to enter a residence they were no longer permitted in. On arrival, RCMP located a male suspect hiding on the roof of the apartment building; the suspect was arrested without incident and police seized a firearm and ammunition that the suspect was prohibited by court order from possessing. The suspect was further wanted on outstanding warrants for breaching his probation.

34 year old Dennis Jay Kunzelman faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 90(1) – Carry concealed weapon
  • Criminal Code 91(1) – Unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Criminal Code 117.01(1) – Possession of firearm while prohibited from doing so by reason of order
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation

Kunzelman was remanded for court January 2 and makes his next court appearance in Red Deer on January 12 at 9:30 am.

December 27 

Shortly after 8 am on December 27, RCMP responded to a report of a break-in at the downtown Servus Credit Union; by 9:30 am, police had the suspect in custody thanks to surveillance images and a report from a citizen about a suspicious male in the downtown. The suspect was located wielding a piece of banister that had been broken off during the bank break-in.

47 year old James Jack Smaaslet faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 348(1)(a) – Break and enter
  • Criminal Code 430(4) – Mischief under $5,000

Smaaslet was remanded for court January 2 and made his next court appearance in Red Deer on January 10 at 9:30 am.

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

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