Store clerks and residents helped police nab some of the dozen people they arrested in the last 12 days.
Red Deer RCMP provide a run-down on a dozen situations that led to arrests and charges or pending charges since April 12.
A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, uttering threats and mischief after making a threats and waving a knife outside a downtown convenience store about 3 a.m. on April 15.
Staff at an electronics store helped police make an arrest on April 21. Staff were suspicious of the man’s attempt to purchase something.
Police arrived and after a brief foot chase nabbed a suspect holding numerous stolen credit and debit cards. A 28-year-old man is facing numerous charges, including possession of stolen property, fraud and resisting a police officer.
Staff at a north-side convenience store called police after counterfeit money was passed. on April 14. A 31-year-old man is facing charges.
A call on April 12 about suspicious activity around 4:30 a.m. in Eastview led to the arrest of a man on charges of breaching court orders.
Routine police patrols and traffic stops also led to numerous arrests. Officers patrolling downtown back alleys about 11 p.m. on April 19 came across three men in a vehicle stolen out of Calgary. Police discovered the pickup sitting next to it was also stolen, this time out of Blackfalds.
Earlier in the day, police came across a suspicious parked vehicle downtown and found numerous stolen identify documents and credit cards. Four people are facing charges.
A number of other traffic stops led to the recovery of stolen vehicles and property and led to numerous charges.