RCMP arrested a man with a loaded rifle in a stolen truck and made numerous drug busts over the past 10 days.
Police said the arrests were “predominantly due to concentrated police patrols in targeted areas and reports from the public of suspicious vehicles or activity.”
At 12:05 a.m. on May 5, RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at a downtown apartment building. On arrival, police located two suspects in possession of what is believed to be methamphetamine, who both attempted to resist police while being placed under arrest. After a brief altercation, both suspects were taken into custody without injury to themselves or police officers.
A 33-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man will face charges of resisting police, drug possession and failing to comply with conditions; those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts
At 11:45 p.m. on May 5, RCMP on patrol in downtown Red Deer located a stolen Dodge Ram stopped on the street. Police surrounded the truck and took the female driver into custody without incident. The truck had been reported stolen out of Stettler earlier the same day.
A 24-year-old is facing charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000 and failing to comply with probation.
Shortly before 1:30 a.m. on May 6, RCMP responded to a report of suspicious vehicle in a commercial parking lot in south Red Deer. On arrival, police located a suspect who was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Boyle, and who was in possession of what is believed to be methamphetamine.
A 23-year-old man faces charges for drug possession and failing to appear in court.
At 2 p.m on May 7, RCMP were called to a residence in Morrisroe after an alert neighbour noticed activity in a vacant house. RCMP located three women in the residence and took them into custody without incident.
A 19-year-old faces two charges of break and enter. A 36-year-old faces charges of break and enter and failing to comply with probation.
A 20-year-old faces two charges of failing to comply with court order conditions, possession of identity documents and fraudulent concealment.
At 8:30 p.m. on May 7, RCMP on patrol in downtown Red Deer located a man who was wanted on several outstanding warrants after failing to appear in court regarding uttering a forged document and possession of stolen property charges from a November arrest. A 27-year-old was taken into custody without incident.
At 7 p.m. on May 8, RCMP on patrol in the downtown initiated a traffic stop and found three men and an underage female in possession of significant quantities of what is believed to be crystal meth, as well as several large bags of marijuana and items consistent with drug trafficking.
Three men, one aged 19 and two others 20, and a 17-year-old girl each face two charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking. The underage girl faces a further charge of possession of stolen property under $5,000.
At 7:30 am on May 9, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked and running in the Highland Green area. On arrival, police determined the Chevrolet Silverado was stolen and arrested the man inside the truck without incident. The suspect was wanted on a warrant and was also found to be breaching several court-imposed conditions at the time of his arrest. Police further seized a loaded rifle from the truck. The Silverado had been reported stolen out of Sylvan Lake on May 7.
A 32-year-old man faces numerous charges including, possession of stolen property under $5,000,
possession of firearm while knowing possession was prohibited, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, possession of firearm while prohibited by court order , possession of ammunition while prohibited by court order, as well as charges of failing to comply with court orders and Traffic Safety Act offences.
At 2:30 p.m., while RCMP were patrolling the back alleys of an area known for criminal activity, police located a suspect in a vehicle that had a stolen licence plate on it. The man was arrested without incident and RCMP determined that he was wanted on several warrants out of Blackfalds.
A 41-year-old man faces a charge of possession of stolen property under $5,000 in addition to his outstanding warrants.
While doing foot patrols in the downtown, Red Deer RCMP located a suspect who was found to be breaching court-imposed conditions and was further found to be in possession of break-in instruments. The 24-year-old man was taken into custody without incident and charged with possession of break-in instruments and two counts of failing to comply with court orders.