Man arrested on warrants for Red Deer taxi robbery, crimes throughout Central Alberta

Blackfalds RCMP arrested a man wanted throughout Central Alberta, and was linked to a February knifepoint robbery of a Red Deer taxi driver.

The 31-year-old was arrested on May 16 in an incident unrelated to the Feb. 2 robbery. Blackfalds members notified Red Deer RCMP about the arrest.

A warrant was issued out of Red Deer on Feb. 2 after police identified him shortly after the robbery. Police said the taxi driver picked up two men at a Riverside Meadows gas station and drove them to several destinations before one man departed the taxi.

The taxi drove south on Gaetz Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Streets and the remaining suspect produced a knife and demanded cash from the driver. He exited the taxi and fled on foot.

Police said the man was wanted on numerous outstanding warrants from Caroline, Rocky Mountain House, Blackfalds and Red Deer.

He is charged with robbery with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and failing to comply with conditions. He will next appear in Red Deer provincial court on June 1.

Just Posted

Christmas season in Red Deer begins with Festival of Trees

The kickoff to the Christmas season in Red Deer is upon us.… Continue reading

Judge allows Mr. Big evidence in murder trial

Two men accused of triple-murder admitted their involvement to undercover police

Red Deer agency supporting for LGBTQ2S+ youth

New report on LGBTQ2S+ youth from the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

Four people arrested after gas and dash

Four people were arrested after an alleged gas and dash in two… Continue reading

VIDEO: Replay Red Deer: Nov. 19

Watch news highlights from the week of Nov. 13

Red Deer Christmas Bureau to help 1,300 children this year

Demand is high, but Red Deer always provides

CP Holiday train to stop in Ponoka for another year

The popular train will feature entertainment from Colin James and Emma-Lee

Kittens rescued after allegedly being tossed from vehicle

Couple finds abandoned kittens new home through Facebook

VIDEO: ‘Party bus’ goes up in flames in Vancouver

Fire crews responded to the late night blaze

Chicken crosses B.C. road, stops traffic

Rooster makes early morning commuters wait in Maple Ridge

Red Deerian honours her brother who died in a motorcycle collision

Houaida Haddad is encouraging Red Deer residents to donate blood

Red Deer County firefighters to be recognized for Waterton help

RCMP brass will give formal recognition Monday

Ron James tries to lighten humanity’s load through humour

The comedian returns to Red Deer for shows Dec. 1 and 2

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month