Red Deer, Alta. – Early yesterday morning, Red Deer RCMP arrested and charged a male with numerous possession and firearms related charges.
Shortly after midnight on June 18, the suspect’s vehicle was spotted at the Easthill shopping complex after it had fled from police on June 17. When police arrived at the shopping complex, the male driver fled on foot. Police pursued on foot and apprehended the male who was found to be in possession of a loaded shotgun, ammunition and illicit drugs (methamphetamine and cocaine) for the purposes of trafficking. During the foot pursuit, one member of the Red Deer RCMP sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital for treatment. The male suspect was not injured.
33 year old Kyle Harstad of Sylvan Lake is in custody and faces the following charges:
- Two charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of the proceeds of crime
- Three firearms related charges including unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited
- Three counts of breach of release
- Two counts of resisting arrest
If you have any information in relation to this incident, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
Red Deer RCMP
File no. 2020-801391