October 2018 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP continue focus on repeat offenders and downtown with numerous arrests

October 4, 2018 12:39 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP continue to apply pressure to repeat offenders through a strong police presence in the downtown and other identified crime hot spots, and through quick response to citizen reports of crimes in progress and suspicious activity in those areas. 

The Red Deer RCMP Pinpoint crime reduction strategy focuses on proactive policing, using analytics to identify repeat offenders and crime hot spots and focus police presence in those areas for prevention as well as fast responses to crimes in progress. RCMP thank the public for the valuable part they play by calling in suspicious activity. As evidenced in the series of arrests below, reports of suspicious activity and suspected crimes in progress often result in the arrests of repeat offenders who are wanted on outstanding warrants, breaching court-imposed conditions, and in possession of drugs and/ or weapons. 

October 3 

Shortly before 11:30 pm on October 3, while Red Deer RCMP were conducting a conditions check on a prolific offender as part of the Red Deer Pinpoint crime reduction strategy, police located an unoccupied stolen vehicle parked nearby. As police were staging for arrest, a suspect got into the vehicle and attempted to flee. When a second police vehicle arrived and blocked the stolen SUV in, the driver surrendered without incident. 

The stolen 2003 Dodge Durango had fled RCMP on October 1, leaving one occupant behind who was in possession of a loaded firearm; he was arrested and charged with nine criminal offences (see October 2 media release: ). RCMP continue to investigate. 

A 23 year old woman faces criminal charges; her name cannot be released at this time as those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts. 

October 3 

Shortly before 4 pm on October 3, members of the Red Deer RCMP Crime Reduction Team were on proactive patrol in downtown Red Deer when they located a male suspect driving a stolen Nissan Rogue. When police initiated a traffic stop the vehicle briefly attempted to flee, nearly colliding with the police vehicle before coming to a stop. The male driver was arrested without incident and RCMP seized what is believed to be fentanyl, methamphetamine and oxycodone during the arrest. 

A 52 year old man faces numerous criminal charges; his name cannot be released at this time as those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts. 

September 30 

Shortly before midnight on September 30, RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity at a downtown apartment building, and located a suspect who was found to be breaching court-imposed conditions. 

25 year old David Lee Gallinger faces two charges of Criminal Code 145(3) – Failure to comply with conditions. He is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 9 at 9:30 am.

September 29

Shortly before 7 am on September 29, RCMP on proactive patrol in downtown Red Deer located a stolen vehicle parked in a convenience store parking lot and conducted a high-risk arrest, taking two adults into custody. 

A 25 year old woman and a 40 year old male both face criminal charges; their names cannot be released at this time as those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts. 

September 28 

Shortly after 7 pm on September 28, RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter in progress to a garage in downtown Red Deer and located the suspect hiding in bushes at the back of the residence. She was taken into custody without incident. 

19 year old Meaghan Daisy Miller faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 348(1)(a) – Breaking and entering with intent
  • Criminal Code 351(1) – Possess break-in instruments
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation order

Miller is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 5 at 8:30 am.

September 28

At 12:30 am on October 28, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious person in an apartment lobby in downtown Red Deer and arrested a suspect who was found to be in possession of what is believed to be methamphetamine. 

31 year old Justin Eric Arnault was wanted on multiple warrants for failing to comply with court orders and failing to attend court; he now faces the following additional charges:

  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance
  • Criminal Code 145(3) – Failure to comply with conditions

Arnault was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on October 4 at 9:30 am. 

September 26

Shortly before midnight on September 26, RCMP responded to a report of a stolen vehicle driving in Oriole Park. RCMP located the car and waited until it was parked to avoid any risk to public safety. Once the vehicle was stationary, RCMP arrested the female driver without incident. 

A 28 year old woman faces criminal charges; her name cannot be released at this time as those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.

September 23

At 12:30 pm on September 23, RCMP attended a downtown business and arrested a man alleged to have assaulted staff after being detained for shoplifting. 

27 year old Hayden William Smith faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 344(1)(b) – Robbery
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation

Smith is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 19 at 8:30 am. 

September 23

At 7 pm on September 23, RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance after a man was alleged to have attended an acquaintance’s residence, assaulted him and attempted to steal possessions. RCMP located the suspect at a north Red Deer fast food business shortly afterward and arrested him there. 

26 year old Jayden Phillip Neufeld faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 266 – Assault
  • Criminal Code 463/334(b) – Theft under $5,000 X 2
  • TSA 51(a) – Operate motor vehicle without a licence
  • TSA 94(2) – Drive while unauthorized
  • TSA 115(2)(b) – Drive carelessly

Neufeld made his first court appearance in Red Deer on September 28 and is scheduled to appear next on November 2 at 8:30 am.

September 20 

Shortly before 5 am, RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity at a north Red Deer convenience store and located a suspect driving a stolen car. RCMP conducted a traffic stop and arrested the male driver without incident. 

46 year old Joseph Regnier faces a charge of Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000; he is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on November 30 at 8:30 am. 

September 19

The evening of September 19, RCMP on proactive patrol in downtown Red Deer located a stolen truck with a stolen licence plate in an alley. RCMP arrested the two female occupants at the scene, and the male driver was arrested nearby after a brief foot chase. 

46 year old Wessam Ziab Haimour faces the following charges:

  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance X 2 (methamphetamine/ opioid)
  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer
  • Criminal Code 145(3 – Fail to comply with conditions

Haimour has been remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on November 5 at 1:30 pm. 

24 year old Jessica Crocker faces the following charge:

  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance (methamphetamine)

Crocker is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 18 at 9:30 am. 

51 year old Marie-Line Lariviere faces the following charge:

  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance (methamphetamine)

Lariviere is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on October 18 at 9:30 am. 

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Media contact:
Cst. Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

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