Red Deer RCMP arrested 55 people and executed 130 warrants last week during a weeklong warrant round up, clearing a total of 197 outstanding charges. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer RCMP arrest 55 people in week-long round-up

Red Deer RCMP Crime Reduction Team clears 197 charges from Aug. 25-28

The Red Deer RCMP was busy as August came to a close.

Tuesday, the Red Deer RCMP Crime Reduction Team (CRT) announced they arrested 55 people between Aug. 25-28 and also executed 130 warrants over that span. They cleared a total of 197 charges.

CRT members targeted offenders with outstanding warrants, many repeat or prolific offenders of property and drug offences.

“The warrant round-up is a valuable component of our crime reduction toolkit. We often apprehend repeat offenders with numerous outstanding warrants,” said Corporal Matthew Strader. “While some warrants can be for minor things, others can be quite serious. For example, we apprehended an individual who had a warrant for assaulting on a Peace Officer.”

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