Suspicious vehicle calls yield numerous arrests

Public tips and vigilant police patrols led to many charges over past week.

Suspicious vehicle calls and traffic stops led to a number of arrests over the last week.

RCMP provided details on incidents over the past week that resulted in numerous charges to seven people.

April 6

•Shortly after 8 p.m. RCMP stopped a vehicle for an expired licence plate. The 31-year-old driver was wanted on 11 outstanding warrants and arrested.

Charges include failing to comply with court order conditions, possessing someone else’s driver’s licence, driving with an expired licence plate and driving an uninsured vehicle.

April 7

•Police responding to a suspicious vehicle call about 11 a.m. found a Chevrolet Tahoe that had been stolen in Red Deer the previous day.

A 20-year-old man was charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000 and failing to comply with a probation order.

•Shortly after 4 p.m., police arrested a suspect in possession of a pool ball wrapped in a bandana and counterfeit money. Possessing the weapon breached court-ordered release conditions.

A 24-year-old man was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of counterfeit money and failing to comply with conditions.

April 8

RCMP patrolling the downtown stopped a truck going the wrong way down a one-way street about 2:45 a.m. The driver gave a false name and was later discovered to be wanted on outstanding warrants out of Edmonton for breaching probation and not showing up in court.

A 37-year-old man is facing charges of obstructing a police officer and failing to comply with release conditions.

April 9

•RCMP on foot patrol about 3 a.m downtown located a stolen vehicle and arrested the driver. The Jeep had been stolen in Red Deer and had a stolen licence plate from another vehicle.

A 32-year-old, who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and obstructing a police officer.

•RCMP responding to suspicious vehicle call about 5 p.m. downtown found a woman believed to be in possession of crystal meth, a breach of her release conditions.

A 37-year-old woman was charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and breaching a court order.

•About 9 p.m. police responded to a report of an attempted vehicle theft in Highland Green. Police caught a 32-year-old suspect, who is facing various charges that have not been released yet.

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