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Council incumbent Ken Johnson looks to build on Safety strategy

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My family and I came to Red Deer in 1996, I worked for Scotiabank in those days.  Isabelle, Tamaran, Stephen  and I were so excited to make this great City our home. Within a year Red Deer had literally stolen my heart. I began to volunteer, and  soon I  found myself at the Red Deer Chamber, STARS, the Rotary Club, Parkland Youth Homes (now Vantage), the United Way, the Westerner Exposition, and my local Church. We decided to call Red Deer our permanent home in 2003. We had made so many friends and the  quality of life remains unmatched.  I retired from Banking in 2013. I felt prepared with my professional training and my extensive volunteer service to ask Red Deer  to be a voice on Council. What an honour to have been chosen and a far greater honour to serve.

I am proud of the work we have done as a Council. In a very busy term we revised the Snow and Ice policy, brought successive tax decreases and efficiencies to our Capital and Operating budgets, maintained our investment in core services,  revised our Social policy, demonstrated environmental leadership, completed the Riverlands development plan and the north of 11A development plan. We also developed and implemented a Community Safety strategy and Policing plan that will transform the way community safety is delivered. We promoted and helped fund a successful bid for the Canada Winter Games. All this while a  recession threatened our quality of life.

In addition to my collective work, I delivered on my promise to be accessible, to serve each and every citizen, on any issue, anywhere in our City. I became involved in innumerable issues from safety and social to environmental and economic. What a privilege.

Going forward I’m looking to build on the Safety Strategy . I see economic development in sports tourism, Riverlands and north of 11A. I look forward to resolving  the complex social issues affecting our vulnerable and youth.   I will  continue to offer  strong financial leadership.  We are not getting our fair share of hospital and health care resources. I want to continue to work toward getting this  resolved.  I am a problem solver and can bring differing views to the solution.

This is a broad and rich and beautiful City. We have true wealth  in diversity with many voices, many perspectives, many cultures, many dreams and  many ambitions. I ask you to allow me to connect those many energies for I believe we have unlimited potential to be a City of choice. Let’s go forward together Red Deer. Please support me on October 16.

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Ponoka RCMP Seize 9 Firearms in Stolen Vehicle

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Ponoka RCMP arrest males for break/enter and firearm offences

 You know your neighbourhoods better than anyone. If you see someone or something that doesn’t belong, call the police. Your call may save a life or lead to an arrest.

On Sept 18, 2018 at 12:48 a.m., Ponoka RCMP received a call of a suspicious vehicle on 51 Street and 64 Avenue in Ponoka. Police located the vehicle and further investigation revealed it had been previously been reported stolen from Wetaskiwin County.

The vehicle fled after police activated emergency equipment, but was located a short time later. Two males were arrested and are alleged to have committed break and enters in Wetaskiwin. The vehicle was searched and nine firearms were located and seven are believed to be stolen.

Kirk Illya Kuske (42) of no fixed address faces numerous charges which include:

. Possession of stolen property

. Possession of a firearm

. Failure to comply with a recognizance

. Being in a vehicle without owners consent

. Obstruction

Clyde Oran Rabbit (23) of no fixed address faces numerous charges which include:

. Possession of a firearm while prohibited

. Failure to comply with a recognizance

. Failure to comply with a probation order

. Possession of a weapon while prohibited

. Obstruction

In total there were 98 charges laid between Kuske and Rabbit.

Both  accused were remanded into custody and will appearing in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on Sept. 20, 2018.

 


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Red Deer RCMP recent arrests include stolen vehicles, break and enters and drug charges

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Red Deer RCMP continue their focus on repeat offenders as part of the Pinpoint Crime Reduction Strategy, with numerous recent arrests involving stolen vehicles, illicit drugs, shoplifting, break and enters in progress, and the arrests of multiple individuals found to be breaching probation, parole and court-imposed conditions.

 

September 16 

At 4 pm on September 16, RCMP responded to a report of a stolen SUV at a 67 Street business. RCMP located the SUV and arrested the three occupants as they exited the business. The female, who had been identified as the driver, gave police a false name but her identity was soon confirmed. RCMP seized identity documents and what is believed to be methamphetamine.

At the time of her arrest, 25 year old Madison Coutre was wanted on warrants for assault, failing comply, and failing to attend court. She now faces the following additional charges:

  • Possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • Possession of identity documents
  •  Resist/ obstruct peace officer
  • Breach of recognizance X 5
  • Possession of Schedule I substance

The two male passengers, 43 year old Marty Roy and 33 year old Kleedis Lagrelle, were both arrested on outstanding warrants out of Calgary. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Red Deer on September 15 during a garage break and enter; the vehicle keys and a wallet containing cash and bank cards were stolen from the garage.

 September 14 

Around noon on September 14, RCMP responded to a report of suspicious activity in downtown Red Deer and located 35 year old Amanda Hadiken, who was wanted on nine outstanding warrants for theft (X 2), fail to comply with an undertaking or conditions (X 4), fail to appear in court (X 2) and breach of conditions. A court date has not yet been set.

 September 13 

Shortly before 3 am on September 13, RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a downtown business; RCMP located the suspect nearby and arrested him without incident.

34 year old Steven Hubley faces a charge of  breaking, entering and committing.

September 12 

At 4 am on September 12, RCMP on foot patrol in downtown Red Deer located a suspect who was wanted on a warrant for assault. In the course of his arrest, RCMP seized pills and what is believed to be fentanyl.

In addition to his warrant, 46 year old Wessam Haimour faces two charges of possession of a controlled substance.

September 11 

At 7 am on September 11, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in a residential area in Oriole Park and located a man and a woman occupying a stolen vehicle that contained a number of stolen items, including electronics and identification documents.

39 year old Jason Gregory was wanted on warrants out of Strathcona area and Edmonton at the time of his arrest; he now faces charges of illegal possession or trafficking in government documents and possession of stolen property under $5,000 X 2

 September 10 

Shortly before 5 pm on September 10, RCMP responded to a report of shoplifting in progress at a south Red Deer store. The suspect was gone when police arrived, but was quickly identified through surveillance. RCMP located the suspect on September 11 and arrested him without incident.

27 year old Hayden William Smith faces charges of theft under $5,000, failure to comply with undertaking and failure to comply with probation.

September 10 

At 1:30 pm on September 10, RCMP on patrol in downtown Red Deer conducted a traffic stop and located a woman who was wanted on 10 outstanding warrants out of Edmonton for fail to attend court (X 6), assault, obstruct/ resist peace officer, identity fraud and theft under $5,000. At the time of her arrest, she was in possession of stolen identification documents.

In addition to her warrants, 28 year old Adut Garang faces a charge of illegal possession or trafficking in government documents.

 


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